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recoil
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A Tale of Two Cities
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  • He recoiled, but she laid her hand upon his arm.
  • In the instinctive association of prisoners with shameful crime and disgrace, the new-comer recoiled from this company.
  • In one of those pauses she recoiled and cried out, for she saw a figure standing in the room.

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  • Most Americans recoil at the thought of government using torture.

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