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repulsion

Physics a force tending to separate two objects, such as the force between two like electric charges or magnetic poles

repulsion

[ri′pəl·shən]
(mechanics)
A force which tends to increase the distance between two bodies having like electric charges, or the force between atoms or molecules at very short distances which keeps them apart. Also known as repulsive force.
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At this slight repulse the assailants instantly withdrew, and gradually the place became as still as before the sudden tumult.
The vintner and Mr Haredale, unable to sit quietly listening to the noise without seeing what went on, had climbed to the roof of the house, and hiding behind a stack of chimneys, were looking cautiously down into the street, almost hoping that after so many repulses the rioters would be foiled, when a great shout proclaimed that a parry were coming round the other way; and the dismal jingling of those accursed fetters warned them next moment that they too were led by Hugh.
The SPLA-IO has renewed calls to the IGAD, TROIKA and the UN to hold the government responsible for any confrontation that will occur in the coming days, pointing that SPLA-IO reserves to itself the right to fight in self-defence to repulse any attack.
A 41-year-old Filipino domestic helper was arrested after she allegedly stole clothes belonging to her employer who lives in a posh villa at Hong Kong's Repulse Bay.
He added that Sudan has been targeted for long years , referring to Sudan efforts to repulse the assault .
Impeccably translated, Pedro de Jesus's latest collection will baffle, delight, and repulse.
GRADE-NINE STUDENTS FROM Tusarvik School in Repulse Bay, Nunavut, put their baking talents to good use on March 18.
Lawrence River, including Prince of Orange (sixty guns), Rochester (fifty guns), and Eurus (unknown), while eight more were sent from Louisbourg, including Fame (seventy-four guns), Dorsetshire (seventy), and Achilles (sixty), and the frigates Scarborough (twenty-nine) and Repulse (thirty-two).
The army fulfilled its duty according to the Taif doctrine and the weapons of resistance are crucial until the army has been properly equipped to repulse the enemy," Jumblatt said.
He candidly shares his experiences of some key moments of World War II: the Evacuation of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, and the sinkings of the capital ships Prince of Wales and Repulse.
Back in 1955, the traction engine Repulse had laid abandoned in a field at Crockett's Farm in Beamish, County Durham.
When Bond seeks out his boss, he finds that on the door of his house there is a clapper of the brass ship bell of the former HMS Repulse, the last of whose lines, a battle cruiser, had been M's final sea-going appointment.