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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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balk
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • From time to time also he balked them by a sudden effort of the will, as by lifting them suddenly in the middle of an unfinished sentence and closing the book.

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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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