He shrank from forcing himself as a friend on Hardyman's valet: he recoiled
from the idea of tempting the man to steal a specimen of his master's handwriting.
After reading one or two of the more coherent passages Henry recoiled
from the ever-darkening horror of the story.
I confess I recoiled
from pursuing the inquiry which I had deliberately set myself to make.
And thus his trick recoiled
on him, for he now carried on his back a double burden.
Countless men have glimpsed that other and truer order of truth and recoiled
Her mind glanced back once or twice to the time when she had courted privation, when she had thought all longing, all impatience was subdued; but that condition seemed irrecoverably gone, and she recoiled
from the remembrance of it.