Thesaurus / balk

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Caterers, decorators, florists do not balk at paying commissions on contracts.
Was this common little Tanner woman going to be the one to balk her plans?
A VOICE IN THE WILDERNESSGRACE LIVINGSTON HILL
Why should anyone be staggered at the proposition for the establishment of the Homecroft Reserve, or balk at it because it is big?
OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE:GEORGE HEBARD MAXWELL
Why then, when it comes to this particular axiom of irrational common-sense, does he balk and sheer off?
THE COMPLEX VISIONJOHN COWPER POWYS
Ducie challenged, and I was not then in the humour to balk him.
HOME AS FOUNDJAMES FENIMORE COOPER
One look told him that it was the paper his mother needed so much in order to balk the greedy designs of Amasa Culpepper.
THE BOY SCOUTS OF LENOXFRANK V. WEBSTER
She is afflicted with a devouring curiosity which it amuses me to balk.
AN UNKNOWN LOVERMRS. GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
What Uncle Joe really determined to do, not even the austere housekeeper could balk.
CAROLYN OF THE CORNERSRUTH BELMORE ENDICOTT
That's what he did, and the balk's lasted close on to three years.
THE TURMOILBOOTH TARKINGTON
Let him only have her to himself again and no mortal power should balk him of his opportunity.
MRS. SEVERN, VOL. 1 (OF 3)MARY ELIZABETH CARTER

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