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balk
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Gone with the Wind
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  • But Prissy balked.
  • And, oh, that dreadful moment when the sick horse balked and cavalry and light cannon rumbled past in the darkness, past where they sat breathless, so close she could almost reach out and touch them, so close she could smell the stale sweat on the soldiers’ bodies!

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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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