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  • I asked, recoiling from the brute, as Wemmick spat upon his eyebrow and gave it a rub with his sleeve.
  • I looked at him attentively then, and recoiled a little from him; but I did not know him.
  • The imaginary student pursued by the misshapen creature he had impiously made, was not more wretched than I, pursued by the creature who had made me, and recoiling from him with a stronger repulsion, the more he admired me and the fonder he was of me.
  • "Look’ee here!" he went on, taking my watch out of my pocket, and turning towards him a ring on my finger, while I recoiled from his touch as if he had been a snake, "a gold ’un and a beauty: that’s a gentleman’s, I hope!

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