• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • adv Balkingly In a manner to balk or frustrate.
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In literature:

That is how Spanish vengeance was balked of its issue.
"Cobwebs From an Empty Skull" by Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
Foul as Slade was, he balked at times, in face of this man's cruel and naked savagery.
"The Air Trust" by George Allan England
He seemed to me a fine man, but when he was asked to take the oath of allegiance he balked.
"A Backward Glance at Eighty" by Charles A. Murdock
He had been balked of the lawyer.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
But the real religious leader who loves boys will not be balked by the pettiness and inability of denominationalism.
"The Minister and the Boy" by Allan Hoben
To shave in a moving train balked him, but the next halt gave him a chance, which, to his own surprise, he took.
"A Diversity of Creatures" by Rudyard Kipling
However, I dared not balk at the jump, so took it as bravely as I could.
"Stage Confidences" by Clara Morris
Balked greed and craven fear tore at Legrand's very soul when he returned to the cockloft in the Faubourg St. Antoine and found it empty.
"The Light That Lures" by Percy Brebner
It is not to be inferred that Grayrock's was the chagrin of a cruel nature balked of its bloody deed.
"The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. II: In the Midst of Life: Tales of Soldiers and Civilians" by Ambrose Bierce
It was the mothers of Germany, balked, potential, or veritable, who were ready to rise and rescue what was left of the youth of Germany.
"The White Morning" by Gertrude Atherton

In poetry:

Free as the wind he blows,
Door nor gate to balk him,
Riches, hey! Now give place!
Poverty goes walking!
"The Song Of The Spensthrift" by Ivan Nikitin
What we did as we climbed, and what we talked of
Matters not much, nor to what it led, —
Something that life will not be balked of
Without rude reason till hope is dead,
And feeling fled.
"At Castle Boterel" by Thomas Hardy
No balk retarding, no anchor anchoring, on no rock striking,
Swift, glad, content, unbereav'd, nothing losing,
Of all able and ready at any time to give strict account,
The divine ship sails the divine sea.
"Carol Of Words" by Walt Whitman
You shall not balk me now; where'er you bid,
I shall be with you; only let us have
For auditor- or see, to serve our turn,
Yonder Palaemon comes! In singing-bouts
I'll see you play the challenger no more.
"Eclogue 3: Menalcas Daemoetas Palaemon" by Publius Vergilius Maro
You shall not balk me now; where'er you bid,
I shall be with you; only let us have
For auditor- or see, to serve our turn,
Yonder Palaemon comes! In singing-bouts
I'll see you play the challenger no more.
"Eclogue III " by Virgil
No danger shall balk Columbia's lovers,
If need be, a thousand shall sternly immolate themselves for one,
The Kanuck shall be willing to lay down his life for the Kansian, and
the Kansian for the Kanuck, on due need.
"States!" by Walt Whitman

In news:

Many Retailers Balk at Card-Fee Settlement.
Americans know how to save energy, but balk .
Why Coke and McDonald's balk at big-drink ban in Big Apple (+video).
MMM > News > Companies balk at "burdensome" DTC TV pre-review plans.
Macomb Aldermen Balk at Paying Water Refund.
Shippers balk as SF bar pilots demand raise.
Detroit City Council members balk at pay for leaders of turnaround effort.
Chinese 'Titanic' Fans Balk at Cuts to Rerelease.
Ballpark naming a balk .
Harford board balks again at approving plan for new Havre de Grace High School.
That was the second "mental" mistake of the inning that bothered Burnett , with the balk, of course, being the first.
GOP teachers balk at Obama- centric NEA convention.
A proposal to change the job qualifications for Jefferson Parish inspector general drew new opposition Thursday when Mark Spears Jr became the fifth Parish Council member to balk at the idea.
When Ms Hernandez and her parents balked at the so-called SmartID, the school agreed to remove the chip but still required her to wear the badge.
Local lawmakers balk on Chattanooga Lookouts legislation.

In science:

Let us suppose the bodies A and B are balks with rectangular cross-sections, and their length is much greater than the minimal cross-section side. Such a supposition does not restrict the generality, because each form can be divided in such balks.
Classical teleportation
Glynn. 2005. A diffusion approximation for a GI /GI /1 queue with balking or reneging.
Martingale proofs of many-server heavy-traffic limits for Markovian queues
The images that are excluded by these cuts contain either very bright stars or peculiarities that cause the SDSS image-processing pipeline to balk. Blind astrometric calibration of arbitrary astronomical images
Inconsistency of the Riemannian geometry, obtained in the framework of the pluralistic approach, is a very serious balk for application of the Riemannian geometry in the relativistic theory of gravitation.
Monistic conception of geometry
Readers who balk at the idea of supplying a 2-CNF formula as an example for an exponential-time algorithm may try to generalize (10) for values of k ≥ 3.
PPZ For More Than Two Truth Values - An Algorithm for Constraint Satisfaction Problems