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recoil
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Pygmalion
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  • [He recoils and finds himself sitting on his heels].
  • [He lets her go, stamping with rage at having forgotten himself, and recoils so hastily that he stumbles back into his seat on the ottoman].

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  • a low-recoil rifle
  • Most Americans recoil at the thought of government using torture.

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