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  • Clevinger recoiled from their hatred as though from a blinding light.
  • They doted kittenishly on Nately and deferred passively to Aarfy, but they thought Yossarian was crazy and recoiled from him with distasteful contempt each time he made an indecent proposal or tried to fondle them when they passed on the stairs.
  • Major Sanderson recoiled as though he had been slapped.
  • He understood at once, recoiling in pain from the realization and shaking his head with a protesting and imploring grimace, that Nately was dead.
  • Even Captain Flume recoiled when Doc Daneeka sought him out in the woods for help.
  • Yossarian recoiled with sickening recognition.

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

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