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rĕpulsa , ae, f. repello; prop. Part., sc. petitio; publicists' t. t.,
II. Transf., in gen., a rejection, denial, refusal, repulse (mostly poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “Echedemus fatigatos tot repulsis Aetolos ad spem revocavit,Liv. 37, 7, 4: posce aliquid; “nullam patiere repulsam,Ov. M. 2, 97: elige; “nullam patiere repulsam,id. ib. 3, 289; cf.: “sint tua vota secura repulsae,id. ib. 12, 199: “amor crescit dolore repulsae,id. ib. 3, 395; cf. “Veneris,id. ib. 14, 42: “longae nulla repulsa morae,no repulse caused by long delays, Prop. 3, 14 (4, 13), 26: “in hanc (tristitiam) omnis ira post repulsam revolvitur,Sen. Ira, 2, 6, 2: “indignatio repulsae,App. M. 10, p. 255, 35.
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