From everything in the least indelicate her finebred nature instinctively recoiled.
One: a squat stuffed easychair, with stout arms extended and back slanted to the rere, which, repelled in recoil, had then upturned an irregular fringe of a rectangular rug and now displayed on its amply upholstered seat a centralised diffusing and diminishing discolouration.
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Most Americans recoil at the thought of government using torture.