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recoil
used in She Said Yes

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Definition
to move backward suddenly (sometimes figuratively)
especially:
  • the backward jerk of a gun or cannon when it is fired
  • when a person flinches (suddenly draws back) from someone or something, as with fear, disgust, or pain
  • when a person is emotionally repulsed, as by disgust
  • when something intended to go in one direction figuratively falls back in the opposite direction; for example, a story told to hurt someone that comes back to hurt the teller
  • It means choosing to extend a hand rather than recoiling judgmentally; and following an impulse, even when, as Cassie would say, it might draw me out of my "comfort zone" and cost me something.
    p. 159.6

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