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balk
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Middlemarch
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  • —Well, the horse would hardly fetch more than thirty pounds, and there was no knowing what might happen; it would be folly to balk himself of luck beforehand.

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  • Our teacher balked at the suggestion of an open-book test.
  • The horse balked at the jump.

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