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balk
used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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Definition
to refuse to comply
  • And before I received Holy Communion, I balked at the general Confession.
    p. 148.9
  • Her brothers predictably balked at this and made derisive comments regarding the desirability of holding Hester's panties—under any circumstances.
    p. 123.1

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