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In the first place the result of my pilgrimage was very doubtful, and in the second you would have done all you could to balk me.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
But balk her in a whim, and she would pour forth the eloquence of a fish-wife or a lady of easy virtue in a pot-house quarrel.
A LADY OF QUALITYFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Boggs looked as though he were going to balk flat, until he saw Hal turn as though to summon a soldier.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
But there was no telling at what moment these fanatic Mexicans would discover what was going on, and balk it all.
UNCLE SAM'S BOYS AS LIEUTENANTSH. IRVING HANCOCK
I started to call her something or other a hundred times, I guess, and then I'd balk.
RAMSEY MILHOLLANDBOOTH TARKINGTON
You've got too much of your old dad in you to balk at a few difficulties.
HIDDEN GOLDWILDER ANTHONY
What was the attitude of those two toward Larry, when he was trying to balk them by making you give up the plan?
CHILDREN OF THE WHIRLWINDLEROY SCOTT
No, Mr. Heffernan; I have come a hundred and fifty miles with an object, and not all the wily dexterity of even you shall balk me.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. I (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
Bewildered, he glared at the obstacle, which looked so slender, yet was so strong to balk him of his vengeance.
KINGS IN EXILESIR CHARLES GEORGE DOUGLAS ROBERTS
There was another discussion with this latter over the balk of wreck-wood, and this man, too, shrugged his shoulders.
THE RIDDLE OF THE SANDSERSKINE CHILDERS
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