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recoil
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Bleak House
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  • "What does the horrible creature mean?" exclaims the servant, recoiling from him.
  • The soul recoils from food at such a moment, miss.
  • "Look here," says Tony, recoiling.
  • It not only doubles up Mrs. Smallweed’s head against the side of her porter’s chair and causes her to present, when extricated by her granddaughter, a highly unbecoming state of cap, but the necessary exertion recoils on Mr. Smallweed himself, whom it throws back into HIS porter’s chair like a broken puppet.

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

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