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Repulse, subst. 1) a beating back (of an enemy): “in the r. of Tarquin,” Cor. II, 1, 166.
2) refusal, denial: Gent. III, 1, 100. H6A III, 1, 113. Cymb. I, 4, 128.
3) failure, disappointment: “do not for one r. forego the purpose,” Tp. III, 3, 12.
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