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recoil
used in Black: The Birth of Evil

4 uses
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Definition
to move backward suddenly
especially:
  • the backward jerk of a gun or cannon when it is fired
  • when a person draws back from someone or something, as with fear, disgust, or pain
  • Tom recoiled to a crouch and instinctively spread his arms.
    Chapter 1 (7% in)
  • He recoiled, shuddering as the shale pulled free from deep cuts in his forearms.
    Chapter 2 (86% in)
  • Teeleh recoiled.
    Chapter 19 (38% in)
  • Tom tried to recoil.
    Chapter 30 (38% in)

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