Recoiling: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Dec 19, 2008 - 46 pages
Use in Literature RecoilingIt has recoiled in disgust from the invasion of Belgium, the sinking of the Lusitania, the shooting of Edith Cavell, from the wanton destruction of monuments.ndash;Robert Herrick (1868-1938) in The World Decision.The waters recoiled, and sent forth a tempest of spray; they foamed and dashed around and over the melted rock, they boiled with the heat, and the roar of the conflicting agencies grew fiercer and louder.ndash;Charles Morris (editor) in The San Francisco Calamity.No greater heresy could be charged against the worst Arab or Jew, and Thomas was so well aware of his danger that he recoiled from it with a vehemence not at all in keeping with his supposed phlegm.ndash;Henry Adams in Mont-Saint-Michel And Chartres.Herbert recoiled, and stared at the speaker in undisguised astonishment.ndash;Horatio Alger in Do and Dare.Grant had discovered that he could not carry Vicksburg by a sudden rush and he recoiled for a greater effort.ndash;Joseph A. Altsheler in The Rock of Chickamauga.At such times the Callisto also glowed, and itself recoiled slightly.ndash;J.J. Astor in A Journey in Other Worlds.If, in loading, a space is left between the wadding and the charge, the gun either recoils violently, or bursts.ndash;Charles Babbage in On the Economy Of Machinery And Manufactures.Continually circumscribed in my affections, they recoiled upon me.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in The Magic Skin (tr Ellen Marriage).She recoiled at her own success.ndash;Honoreacute; de Balzac in An Old Maid.Lamuse recoils and growls, vanquished.ndash;Henri Barbusse in Under Fire.

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