• WordNet 3.6
    • n reactionism the political orientation of reactionaries
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  • Robert Conklin
    Robert Conklin
    “It's not the situation. It's your reaction to the situation.”
  • James Baldwin
    “We have all had the experience of finding that our reactions and perhaps even our deeds have denied beliefs we thought were ours.”
  • Grace Speare
    Grace Speare
    “For every force, there is a counter force. For every negative there is a positive. For every action there is a reaction. For every cause there is an effect.”
  • Helen Rowland
    “What a man calls his conscience is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.”
  • Carl Jung
    “The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances. If there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
  • Plato
    “Excess generally causes reaction, and produces a change in the opposite direction, whether it be in the seasons, or in individuals, or in governments.”


Knee-jerk reaction - A knee-jerk reaction is an instant, instinctive response to a situation.


In literature:

And that last secret reaction, only he can perform.
"Beyond the Vanishing Point" by Raymond King Cummings
This is what happens if you don't attempt to control the reaction.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
Nitrate-reaction complicated by secondary reactions and yields low, 90.95 p.ct.
"Researches on Cellulose" by C. F. Cross
Whatever may stimulate his mind to the right kind of reaction will produce the desired result.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
Could the reaction from strict repression possibly have that effect?
"Elsie Marley, Honey" by Joslyn Gray
Tatsu flung himself sidewise upon the floor, and made as if to rise; then, in a dull reaction, settled back into his place.
"The Dragon Painter" by Mary McNeil Fenollosa
But, partly, it was also a reaction of injured self-love.
"Erasmus and the Age of Reformation" by Johan Huizinga
The eighteenth century was an age of universal reaction in France.
"Classic French Course in English" by William Cleaver Wilkinson
It's a batch reaction rather than a flow reaction such as the Bending Converter uses.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Then reaction set in.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum

In poetry:

I note your infinite reactions - In glassware
And sequin
And puddles
And bits of jet - And here and there a diamond…
"To The Others" by Lola Ridge

In news:

EAST LONGMEADOW — The Planning Board received mixed reactions regarding body art establishments from those present at its Sept 25 public hearing.
Monday's New York Times story about papers like the Times and the Washington Post giving presidential campaigns veto power over their quotes is getting a reaction.
Touring groups can get little pay, cool reactions, have car trouble.
Richard Posner, the influential judge and law and economics scholar, has written a blog reaction to Pope Benedict XVI's recently publicized comments on condoms.
The patient did not exhibit any response or adverse reaction.
Women with this disease have an allergic reaction to gluten, which is found in most wheat products, rye, barley, oats, and other foods.
I'm really interested in the reaction to this film, because Kerr notes.
This reaction is both electrical and physical and can be explained in simple terms.
This clip shows my reaction in double time . Is this story a reaction to all the bad press Dell has been getting lately.
Here's what I have to say to that, and I'm sure Breitbart himself would have respected this reaction: Good.
A common reaction to singers like Kurt Elling is that they were born a few decades too late.
Modification of DNA in Relation to Diabetes: Identification of CMdC From Glycoxidation Reactions and Estimation of CMdC and CMdA in Fasting Human Urine.
Here are some of the reactions.
When the Metropolitan Museum of Art rolled out its $200 million expansion plan last January, reaction from the museum's Fifth Avenue neighbors was unequivocal.

In science:

The S-factor for the driving reaction of the pp chain, p(p,e+ νe )d, is taken from theory, as we have no direct means of measuring this reaction currently.
Solar models with accretion. I. Application to the solar abundance problem
The increase in C is a consequence of the lower SFII value for 15N(p,γ )16O, a reaction that competes with the CN I cycle reaction 15N(p,α)12C and allows mass to flow out of the CN I cycle into CN II.
Solar models with accretion. I. Application to the solar abundance problem
This paper is devoted to the study of reaction kinetics of the annihilation reaction A + A →
Study of Anomalous Kinetics of The Annihilation Reaction A+A->0
In (1) µ+ and µ− are the reaction constants of the creation and annihilation reactions, respectively.
Field Theory Approach In Kinetic Reaction: Role Of Random Sources And Sinks
We present calculations for quasi-elastic neutrino-induced nucleon knockout reactions on atomic nuclei and neutrino-induced pion production reactions.
Modeling neutrino-nucleus interactions in the few-GeV regime