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Michael did not want to howl, but the chemistry of his being was such that he reacted to music as compulsively as elements react on one another in the laboratory.
"I was afraid that you would react against Paul until you went over the verge."
My fear is that, with the best intentions, this policy has been carried so far as to react injuriously on the Male Sex.
He remembered very vividly the violence of the emotion which had possessed him and his inability, as if he were tied down to the ground with ropes, to react against it.
So quickly, though, were his mind and muscles wont to react in unison to the slightest alarm that he was upon his feet and facing his enemies, even as he realized that something was behind him.
Casaubon would have trained me for, where the doing would be all laid down by a precedent too rigid for me to react upon.
From his one eye Bukawai could see; but had he had a dozen eyes he could have found no beauty in the fresh sweetness of the revivified jungle, for to such things, in the chemistry of temperament, his brain failed to react; nor, even had he had a nose, which he had not for years, could he have found enjoyment or sweetness in the clean-washed air.
To this question historians reply that Louis XIV's activity, contrary to the program, reacted on Louis XVI.
And this is an abuse of great gravity in itself, and one that reacts injuriously on the government service.
His manner, I suppose, reacted on the men, for they behaved to him as if nothing had occurred, as if he were still ship's doctor and they still faithful hands before the mast.
The doctor reacted against the gloominess of the situation and retained all the coolness and self-possession of a disciplined heart.
She saw the smile upon his lips, and it was as wine to sick nerves; for even upon warlike Barsoom where all men are brave, woman reacts quickly to quiet indifference to danger--to dare-deviltry that is without bombast.