act reflexively


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Verb1.act reflexively - act in an uncontrolled manneract reflexively - act in an uncontrolled manner  
sneeze - exhale spasmodically, as when an irritant entered one's nose; "Pepper makes me sneeze"
blink, nictate, nictitate, wink - briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
break wind, fart - expel intestinal gases through the anus
salivate - produce saliva; "We salivated when he described the great meal"
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Suzuki and Abe Masao that an insight into emptiness "automatically causes one to feel profoundly the suffering of others and to act reflexively to alleviate it" (172).
Instead, the pounding of police trying to break down the door triggered a "fight-or-flight" response in Supanchick's brain that caused him to act reflexively, without thought, Stanulis said.
In the rise of Pentecostalism, the varieties of fundamentalism and smaller religious movements, social theorists should see, Beckford argues, sites of cultural meaning and social organization where people act reflexively on seemingly out-of-control global forces.