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  • 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
His reaction to trouble had been typical.
"The Bramble Bush" by Gordon Randall Garrett
But savagery is never without its reaction.
"American Sketches" by Charles Whibley
The days of July in 1830 gave fresh importance to the reaction of foreign upon English politics.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
"Hydriatic treatment of Scarlet Fever in its Different Forms" by Charles Munde
The suddenness of the reaction dizzied them a little.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
Violently menaced by the reaction in favour of royalty, he at first endeavoured to appease by feeding it.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
His reaction was all out of proportion to the cause.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Everything was hopeful; she got that from the professional patter of temperatures and reactions.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
The reaction from despair brought joyousness.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
The reaction of a community is usually more than the sum of the reactions of the component species and individuals.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park

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
At the same time, negative shift of direct reaction corresponds to the positive shift of its reverse reaction, and such an approach to the 2-way modeling occurred to be more smooth and rational. Later on the reverse shifts are represented conditionally by negative values in the graphs.
New Thermodynamic Paradigm of Chemical Equilibria
This is the case of absolute irreversibility. The first observation is relevant to the systems with thermodynamically not-robust reactions, the second − to the systems with robust reactions.
New Thermodynamic Paradigm of Chemical Equilibria
Equilibrium reaction extents and shifts in reaction (34) homological series.
New Thermodynamic Paradigm of Chemical Equilibria
Moreover, we also considered the case of slightly simplified neutrino interaction rates, neglecting the effect of recoil, high-density correlations and weak magnetism in neutrino-nucleon reactions and ignoring reactions between different neutrino flavours.
General Relativistic Explosion Models of Core-Collapse Supernovae
The investigation on nuclear fission reactions, induced by nucleons on heavy targets, can be associated with two fundamental questions, which are not fully explored: the reaction mechanism induced by neutrons and protons for a wide range of energy, and nuclear fission properties.
Fragments formation in proton-induced fission at 660 MeV of 238-U
While the former is reaction dependent, the latter is a universal property of nucleon structure common to the various exclusive reactions.
Measurement of Exclusive $\pi^0$ Electroproduction Structure Functions and their Relationship to Transversity GPDs
M indicates a total number of chemical reaction channels and aν dt stands for a probability that the ν -th reaction would actually take place in the interval (t, t + dt).
Levy flights in confining environments: Random paths and their statistics
The full set of reactions consists, in fact, of 941 reversible reactions written in the forward and backward directions.
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b
At these low temperatures the rate constants of a few reactions, mostly backward reactions whose rate constant is calculated applying detailed balance, reach too large values.
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b
The production of elements through successive fusions during the thermonuclear runaway depends on the reaction conditions, mainly density and temperature: the reaction rates vary extremely rapidly with temperature, and the production of iron-peak elements4 favoured under high density.
The expansion of the universe observed with supernovae