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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction

289. [Motion From, Actively.] Repulsion.

   NOUN:REPULSION; driving from &c. v.; repulse, abduction, retrusion [rare].
   VERB:REPEL; push from, drive from [See Impulse]; chase, dispel; retrude [rare]; abduce [obs.], abduct; send away; repulse; repercuss.
  keep at arm’s length, turn one’s back upon, give the cold shoulder; send -off, – away- with a flea in one’s ear [colloq.]; send about one’s business; send packing.
   ADJECTIVE:REPELLENT, repulsive; repelling &c. v.; abducent, abductive, repercussive.