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- v. To kick back; to kick against anything.
- v. To express repugnance or opposition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To kick back; to kick against anything; hence, to express repugnance or opposition.
- transitive v. To kick against; to show repugnance to; to rebuff.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To show repugnance or resistance to something; refuse submission or compliance; be refractory.
- To kick against; show repugnance or opposition to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. show strong objection or repugnance; manifest vigorous opposition or resistance; be obstinately disobedient
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Why then did the delicacy of Diogenes and Plato so recalcitrate against it? and wherefore, when we go about to make and plant a man, do we put out the candle? and for what reason is it, that all the parts thereof — the congredients — the preparations — the instruments, and whatever serves thereto, are so held as to be conveyed to a cleanly mind by no language, translation, or periphrasis whatever? —
And the West is kicking, kicking with both feet, kicking like a bay steer who has a kick coming and knows how to recalcitrate.
While with his heels at all around he did recalcitrate.
Thus an inspired writer may be permitted to allude to the phenomena of nature according to the vulgar view of such things, without impeachment of his better knowledge; but if he speaks of the same phenomena assertively, we are bound to suppose that things are as he represents them, however much our knowledge of nature may be disposed to recalcitrate.
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Whilst in Europe the same classes sometimes recalcitrate even against the supreme power, the American submits without a murmur to the authority of the pettiest magistrate.
While in Europe the same classes sometimes recalcitrate even against the supreme power, the American submits without a murmur to the authority of the pettiest magistrate.
Make fast, "and with the experience of three years 'training in seamanship, Shortie and his companions proceeded to make fast the recalcitrate Sally, and amidst hoots and yells calculated to sober up the most hopeless inebriate, they led her to her barn where Cicero read her the riot act as he fastened her in her stall.