Their reaction to the news was positive.
When I told him what happened, his immediate reaction was one of shock.
The announcement produced an angry reaction from most of the people at the meeting.
My first reaction when I met him was not to trust him.
There hasn't yet been much reaction to the announcement.
There has been strong reaction against the government's policies.
A good driver has quick reactions.
The speed of his reactions saved his life. See More
Recent Examples on the WebAllergic reactions can include itching and rashes, breathing or swallowing issues, lips, tongue, or throat swelling, fainting or extreme dizziness, and very fast heart rate.—Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Sep. 2023 According to a 2020 University of Michigan national poll on healthy aging, women make up a large cohort of the 40% of adults who report sometimes or often experiencing three or more forms of ageism every day, including ageist messaging and interpersonal reactions.—Alexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 21 Sep. 2023 One clear indicator is if the bear is charging or stalking you, possibly exhibiting a bluff charge to test your reaction.—Craig Caudill, Field & Stream, 20 Sep. 2023 However, some allergic reactions are severe—this is called anaphylaxis.—Stacey Colino, Parents, 20 Sep. 2023 After posting the video on TikTok Vanek's unique idea sparked lots of reactions from her followers.—Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 20 Sep. 2023 Epinephrine has been used in the U.S. since 1901 and is highly effective in reversing anaphylaxis, the most severe type of allergic reaction.—Sara G. Miller, NBC News, 20 Sep. 2023 Since allergies are stored in the body’s immune memory, each subsequent exposure can lead to an even more aggressive reaction.—Isabella Cueto, STAT, 20 Sep. 2023 Other Republican senators were more circumspect in their reaction to McCarthy’s move.—Grace Segers, The New Republic, 13 Sep. 2023 See More
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