Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The father was almost faint with the re-action from his address.

It is a re-action from the burden of a rigid law, and a wearisome ritual.

It is the main lesson which the re-action of 1849 has been overruled to teach.

By these means he judges of their powers of re-action, and prescribes accordingly.

Stirrers-up of mischief, they deny the right of its re-action on themselves.

Earthquakes, it is well known, proceed by action and re-action.

But he watched her after that, not that he was afraid of her, but because her re-action as a woman was important.

Attack is the re-action; I never think I have hit hard, unless it rebounds.'

Ah, you can't imagine the re-action from such disappointments!

Theirs was, moreover, that sudden gaiety which comes from re-action.