The expulsive force of a new emotion had for the time driven out all temptation.
But the term "apotropaic" is generally used of expulsive ceremonies in which a whole community takes part.
The strongest power to make renunciation possible is 'the expulsive power of a new affection.'
The "expulsive power of a new affection" is, after all, the mightiest agency in reform.
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The heart is not so constituted, and the only way to dispossess it of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one.
Doing regulates both of these, and the "expulsive power of a new affection" settles nearly every problem by displacement.
Occasionally, long passages in music demand that the expulsive power of the breathing apparatus be used to its limit.
Von Guericke, however, recognized it as such, and refers to it as what he calls "expulsive virtue."
In the second stage the pains are stronger, recur every two or three minutes, and are expulsive.
expulsive ex·pul·sive (ĭk-spŭl'sĭv)
Tending to expel.