Sentence Examples


  • Sofia forced herself not to recoil, afraid to touch anyone.
  • But Ritschl's recoil carries him so far that he is left alone with merely "practical" experience.
  • Vehement recoil from Kant's deification of formal logic with its principle of " analytic " tautology.
  • Leib nitz's Monadology - which has little influence on his theism - may be viewed as a strong recoil from Spinoza's all-swallowing substance.
  • The French struggled gallantly to the close: but now a long succession of their leaders - Junot, Soult, Victor, Massena, Marmont, Joseph - had been in turn forced to recoil before 'Wellington; and while their troops fought henceforward under the depressing memory of many defeats, the Allies did so under the inspiriting influence of great successes, and with that absolute confidence in their chief which doubled their fighting power.

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