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  • noun Plural form of recoil.

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Examples

  • Furiously, he turns on her, and Christine recoils from the horror of his face and his anger.

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  • Women teetering in high heels move back; the line recoils from the truck.

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  • The will to live of the scab recoils from the menace of broken bones and violent death.

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  • That single cell contracts and recoils from the things in its environment uncongenial to its constitution, and the things congenial it draws to itself and absorbs.

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  • The revolutionist is no starved and diseased slave in the shambles at the bottom of the social pit, but is, in the main, a hearty, well - fed workingman, who sees the shambles waiting for him and his children and recoils from the descent.

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  • The clutched purses and furtive recoils from the high-strung ...

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  • Right after he recoils from the first sight of his finished, and now breathing, creation, at least as he remembers in his narration to

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  • With the advent of new implements of destruction so terrible that the mind recoils from the thought of their use, the resort to war as a means of settlement of disputes between nations must be rejected by anv rational individual.

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  • The revolutionist is no starved and diseased slave in the shambles at the bottom of the social pit, but is, in the main, a hearty, well - fed workingman, who sees the shambles waiting for him and his children and recoils from the descent.

    Revolution

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