resiling
resile e*sile" (r[-e]*z[imac]l"), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {resiled} (-z[imac]ld"); p. pr. & vb. n. {resiling}.] [L. resilire to leap or spring back; pref. re- re- + salire to leap, spring. See {Salient}.] To start back; to recoil; to recede from a purpose. --J. Ellis. [1913 Webster]

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  • resile — intransitive verb (resiled; resiling) Etymology: Late Latin & Latin; Late Latin resilire to withdraw, from Latin, to recoil Date: 1529 recoil, retract; especially to return to a prior position < resile from an agreement > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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