Usage examples for repulsive

  1. Not fat, but repulsive colors, she said. – Manners of the Age by Horace Brown Fyfe
  2. " The simple answer is that she had only used all her opportunities, and that, although it was no fault of hers that the routine of her life was in every way repulsive she did struggle to accommodate herself to it, and failed. – Early Letters of George Wm. Curtis by G. W. Curtis, ed. George Willis Cooke
  3. And now, as he strode up to me and bowed,- to show some breeding,- I doubt if the moon, in all her rounds of earth and sky and the realms below, fell ever upon another face so cold, repulsive ruthless. – Slain By The Doones by R. D. Blackmore
  4. It is up to you people to keep my skull from being repulsive – H. R. by Edwin Lefevre
  5. She did not know Mr. Q. Karkeek by sight, nor even whether he was old or young, married or single, agreeable or repulsive – Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett
  6. Nevertheless, tales as repulsive as any that the French writer has told of his country- people could have been collected here by anyone with a taste for that sort of thing. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  7. The hogs I've seen running in the Ontario bush were thin and not repulsive – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  8. However repulsive if this was a part of the forty yen a month, there was no alternative. – Botchan (Master Darling) by Mr. Kin-nosuke Natsume, trans. by Yasotaro Morri
  9. Corrigan could not hurt him, and he could not resist laughing at Corrigan's face- it was so hideously repulsive – 'Firebrand' Trevison by Charles Alden Seltzer
  10. After all, it was only a verification of our papers, and as ours were in order it did not much matter how repulsive he looked. – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne
  11. You, every one, shall no longer have a right to think me capable of things which are as repulsive to my nature as to yours. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. He was decidedly an ugly man, but not a man with a repulsive expression of face. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  13. His reception at the German courts was cold and repulsive – Henry IV, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  14. " But I am not repulsive – The Crooked House by Brandon Fleming
  15. And his wife's face, too, struck him as repulsive and hateful. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  16. His lips, repulsive and cruel, crushed hers. – The Gray Mask by Wadsworth Camp
  17. But at last, Mr. Manders- for you must know the whole story- the most repulsive thing of all happened. – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
  18. Yet a certain expression of good humour and kindness, almost of gentleness, redeemed what would otherwise have been a repulsive face. – Captain Fracasse by Theophile Gautier
  19. He simply stared at her, taking her in from head to foot as if she were some repulsive curiosity. – Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  20. Frankly, I find intimate discussion of the affair repulsive – This World Must Die! by Horace Brown Fyfe