Thesaurus / recoil
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When looking for signs of electrons recoiling as other particles slammed into them, the team observed extra recoils of electrons at low energies, well beyond the number predicted by standard physics.
AN UNEXPECTED RESULT FROM A DARK MATTER EXPERIMENT MAY SIGNAL NEW PARTICLESEMILY CONOVERJUNE 17, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
Danton began to recoil from the gulf opening before him, and wished to return to alliance with the Girondists.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
A slight tremor passed over the whiteness of her face; he took it for the vibration of some spiritual recoil.
THE CREATORSMAY SINCLAIR
May this blood recoil upon those who are really guilty of those crimes.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
When the enemy approached, one or two volleys caused his column to recoil in confusion.
The recoil staggered him, but he recovered himself without going over, and instantly roared out a horse-laugh.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Though there was no crime he would recoil at in the satisfaction of his passions, yet he fervently clung to life.
This weapon is prohibitive on account of its recoil, and few, if any, sportsmen now care to carry one.
IN AFRICAJOHN T. MCCUTCHEON
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