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He had no doubt that the affection was there, and had no presentiment that he had done anything to repel it.
I eagerly caught up and treasured every personal word I could find about him, and I dwelt in that sort of charmed intimacy with him through his verse, in which I could not presume nor he repel, and which I had enjoyed in turn with Cervantes and Shakespeare, without a snub from them.
Or she might have found the means either to repel his advances or escape him.
For years he has fought us, driving us from the richest part of the country, harassing us, and arming the natives that they may repel us when we come to 'trade.
Even now, he thought, these manlike devils might yet find a way to reach him even upon the deck of the steamer unless there were those there to repel them with firearms.
In a few minutes they would be swarming the deck, for poor old Sing would be entirely helpless to repel them.
She made a last effort to repel me, and yielded even as she made it.
She then applied to the bull, and hoped that he would repel the hounds with his horns.
Rising from his seat, he took the knotty hand from his shoulder, and shook it up and down with a fervor quite unaccountable; for in the old man's aspect was nothing to attract, much to repel.
Try as I might to repel it, there was one foreboding thought that pressed closer and closer on my mind as the interval of waiting wore its weary way on.
When she first began to perceive its symptoms, the sensations were so sweet and pleasing, that she had not resolution sufficient to check or repel them; and thus she went on cherishing a passion of which she never once considered the consequences.
I can pull his hair and one must draw him not repel him.