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  • noun Plural form of recalcitration.


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  • No doubt the man who meditates upon his own crime or folly at the very moment when he is suffering from its sharp recalcitrations, is just about as miserable a wretch as the reformatory of the world can present; but when, to the effects upon himself, he is compelled to think of the cruelty he has exercised towards others -- and those perhaps found out to be his best friends -- we doubt if there are any words beyond the vocabulary of the condemned that are sufficient to express his anguish.

    Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXIII


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