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  • n. Plural form of repulsion.

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Examples

  • Let us, therefore, consider these pressures and tensions, or so-called repulsions and attractions that exist in this electro-magnetic Aether from the atomic standpoint, and by so doing try to realize how it is that one body, as the sun, acts upon another body, as the earth, through the intervening medium, the Aether.

    Aether and Gravitation

  • While the government has the preponderance in hardware, they lack the morale to carry out any major attacks, as we are seeing in the multiple repulsions of their attacks on the towns around Tripoli, said Gary Li.

    Analysts: Libya Faces Possible Military Stalemate

  • Deneuve plays Carol, a nervous young manicurist who goes about her days in the salon, quietly tending to bossy old ladies 'fleshy cuticles; but eventually finds herself languishing about her apartment, where, her pathological shyness, sexual repression and repulsions spiral into madness.

    Kim Morgan: Ten of Polanski's Best...Kitty Cat

  • Our lives are an intricate web of attractions and repulsions that play out in a vibratory dance that is literally music if we had ears to hear.

    The Hidden Life and Its Healing Medicine Power

  • We might end up detailing our attractions and repulsions a bit insanely just to keep us safe from the gaze.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • Surely not by chirality or even monopole repulsions, but perhaps … too simple, an unexpected magnetic field generation?

    Mystery of the Flyby Anomaly Endures | Universe Today

  • Among the repulsions of atheism for me has been its drastic uninterestingness as an intellectual position.

    On Not Being a Dove

  • On one hand, Giles shows how "the emergence of autonomous and separate political identities during this era can be seen as intertwined with a play of opposites, a series of reciprocal attractions and repulsions between opposing national situations" (1).

    Introduction: A History of Transatlantic Romanticism

  • The most elemental forms of life have these essentially magnetic attractions and repulsions.

    Please Tell Me What “God” Means

  • What is the materiality of certain chemical substances that we can weigh or measure, imprison or release, compared with the materiality of their appointed affinities and repulsions presented to them from the instant of their creation to the day of judgment?

    Speeches: Literary and Social

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