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recoil
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Candide
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  • Candide recoiled in disgust.
  • The tender, loving Candide, seeing his beautiful Cunegonde embrowned, with blood-shot eyes, withered neck, wrinkled cheeks, and rough, red arms, recoiled three paces, seized with horror, and then advanced out of good manners.

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

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