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As they look him in his face and his shadowy wings cover them, nature recoils and would flee from him.
THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
How frequently it has been said that an evil deed recoils upon the head of the perpetrator!
Caroline darts a viper-like glance at Adolphe, who recoils and proceeds to walk up and down the room.
THE PETTY TROUBLES OF MARRIED LIFE, COMPLETEHONORE DE BALZAC
But she had only recoiled as a cat recoils, yielding ground without abandoning it.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
You have the more need to mark well how man's oppression of his brother recoils upon himself.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
Lightbody, overturning chair and table, sprang up—recoiling as one recoils before an avenging specter.
MURDER IN ANY DEGREEOWEN JOHNSON
The pig-master recoils stupified with indignation, a pig-bouquet under each arm.
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
As the water in the supply pipe comes to rest and recoils, the valve d opens again and the operation is repeated.
Revenge, at first though sweet, Bitter ere long, back on itself recoils.
CLOTELLEWILLIAM WELLS BROWN
But it had increased, with spasms and recoils, till it resembled a continuous shudder as of a living rigid body.
THE NECROMANCERSROBERT HUGH BENSON