rebound

Part of speech: verb

To bound back; recoil.

Part of speech: noun

A recoil.

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Usage examples "rebound":

  1. The noise is oppressive, though a rebound, comparatively tuneful, takes place, till the wedge is driven home; but afterwards, the blows fall dead, and produce a painful jarr on the nerves, which affected me for several hours with a sense of general lassitude. - "A Morning's Walk from London to Kew", Richard Phillips.
  2. I almost felt Atherley's rebound of satisfaction as well as my own at the sound of her voice. - "Cecilia de Noël", Lanoe Falconer.
  3. There is nothing surprising in this, for the Clarisses felt the rebound of the struggles which divided and rapidly transformed the Order of the Brothers Minor. - "Life of St. Francis of Assisi", Paul Sabatier.