We do not say so, because we can account for the behaviour of water by the laws of physics; and if we knew more about animals, we might equally cease to attribute desires to them, since we might find physical and chemical reactions sufficient to account for their behaviour.
The reaction produced by repeated pricking contains both these elements; for it evokes that sensory quality known as pain, accompanied by a disagreeable feeling-tone, which we have called discomfort.
In Dryden, and his followers through the eighteenth century, we see the reaction
against the exuberance and irregularity of that prose, no longer justified by power, but cognizable rather as bad taste.
mounted from the crew to the captain himself, and certainly, had it not been for the resolute determination on the part of Captain Farragut, the frigate would have headed due southward.
Such were the very natural reflections of the crowd, and hence the reaction
in their feelings.
from the state of fear he had been in had overcome Spider quite as effectually as though he had drawn the fated piece.
The day had been too long, the day's effort too intense, and he was deep in the throes of the reaction
What I felt the next day was, I suppose, nothing that could be fairly called a reaction
from the cheer of my arrival; it was probably at the most only a slight oppression produced by a fuller measure of the scale, as I walked round them, gazed up at them, took them in, of my new circumstances.
On the whole therefore -- although I am not ignorant that, in many popularly elected School Boards, there is a reaction
in favour of "the cheap system" as it is called -- I am myself disposed to think that this is one of the many cases in which expense is the truest economy.
And now, for Jane Porter, the reaction
came, and she threw herself upon the bench, sobbing with hysterical laughter.
As if in reaction
against the worsening of their position they were all particularly animated and gay.
The principle of flow chemistry is most easily understood when compared with batch chemistry, the traditional approach for chemical reactions
. Batch chemistry involves loading reagents into a single container--often a round bottom flask or jacketed reactor vessel--while heating and stirring to ensure the reaction
proceeds to completion.