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balk
used in Lonesome Dove

8 uses
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Definition
to refuse to comply
  • July got the job, but Benny remained resentful and had balked at even providing a new lock for the jail's one cell.
    Chapters 26-27 (34% in)
  • She wouldn't balk at it, if he could keep her wanting him.
    Chapters 19-20 (84% in)
  • Lorena's mare balked and wouldn't take the water.
    Chapters 30-31 (29% in)
  • "I may just balk in Ogallala," he said out loud.
    Chapters 34-35 (53% in)
  • "Well, balk any time you want to, Gus," he said.
    Chapters 34-35 (54% in)
  • It was only when the men loped off to hunt that the mules were likely to balk.
    Chapters 52-53 (93% in)
  • Now he balked.
    Chapters 54-55 (85% in)
  • Clara set such a stiff price for her horses that Call was tempted to balk.
    Chapters 87-88 (38% in)

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