double take

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a delayed reaction indicating surprise

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There were a lot of double takes from patients as he walked by.
I work in a warehouse full of men and, even though they knew it was coming, some have been doing double takes.
Each story is set up with perfect comedic timing, managing to evoke double takes and spontaneous laughter.
A wallpaper facsimile of the gallery's previous show--which had featured works by late-1980s icons Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring, Donald Baechler, and Kenny Scharf--formed a backdrop for the display of actual works by the likes of Rob Pruitt, George Herold, Lily van der Stokker, and Francis Picabia, creating a succession of double takes.
Double Takes, the title chosen for the collection of ten essays by Garber and Zuckerman, could just as readily be applied to the rethinking that Knight offers in his discussion of Holy Week celebrations.
Lita's clinical double takes his total to 13 goals for the season - almost twice as many as the entire City strikeforce - and nine in his last nine games.