Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of recoil.

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Examples

  • And then suddenly she was recoiling from the bed as if it had burst into flame, pinning the nightshirt to her chest and — it was her turn now — jamming a fist into her mouth to keep from screaming.

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  • I believe those people are recoiling from the entire prospect of Doctor Who at this point, given what just happened on Torchwood.

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  • Yet, while recoiling from the very word "torture," the

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  • Not that His ascension itself would stumble them more than His death, but that after recoiling from the mention of the one, they would not be in

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  • The banking giant was one of the relatively few winning stocks Tuesday, when markets around the world were recoiling from the Greek debt crisis.

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  • I sincerely hope that you, dear readers, are laughing, because I – still recoiling from the shock of having had shit on my face and preoccupied with the task of disinfecting my head – have not yet been able to muster a laugh.

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  • (Already I can imagine them recoiling from the screen, crying What have I done?

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  • "HELL!" she iterated in accents that conveyed the idea of recoiling from an abyss.

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  • As Obama got stronger in IA and early states, Hillary has kept her national advantage and now seems inching up a bit, as if the nation was "recoiling" at the early states "foolishness."

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  • He said the hit to the banking sector in Europe meant that London was "recoiling" and the UK had many years of sluggish growth ahead of it.

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