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What the baron recoils from in horror, others discern with a gimlet eye to the main social chance.

The trouble they cause recoils on them;     their violence comes down on their own heads.

But he remains the front-runner—though his staff recoils from the term—and she remains a long-shot celebrity with high negatives.

As they look him in his face and his shadowy wings cover them, nature recoils and would flee from him.

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.

But she had only recoiled as a cat recoils, yielding ground without abandoning it.

You have the more need to mark well how man's oppression of his brother recoils upon himself.


On this page you'll find 44 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to recoils, such as: blanch, hesitate, balk, waver, cringe, and tremble.

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