My first reaction, and my second, third and fourth, was the howl of pain.
Bundy offered his own view: “My five-second reaction is to have the small war but not today.”
The reaction of Republican Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois was typical.
That felt like cheating, I imagined my own reaction to reading a book and then finding such an addendum at the end.
Which is one reason why the reaction to this study from Obamacare's supporters has frankly been a bit disappointing.
It must be remembered that following the war there was a reaction against Seward.
You saw the reaction of the Duke when he realized that Flor was actually a serf?
"You can bet their first reaction would be to dismantle the ship at sight," Garth informed him.
But did you think of the reaction of the townsmen and peasants?
Not that the reaction is so definitely formulated in the moment of experience; but this is something of what is felt.
"action in resistance or response to another action or power," 1610s, from re- "again, anew" + action (q.v.). Modeled on French réaction, older Italian reattione, from Medieval Latin reactionem (nominative reactio), noun of action formed in Late Latin from past participle stem of Latin reagere "react," from re- "back" + agere "to do, act" (see act (v.)).
Originally scientific; physiological sense is attested from 1805; psychological sense first recorded 1887; general sense of "action or feeling in response" (to a statement, event, etc.) is recorded from 1914. Reaction time, "time elapsing between the action of an external stimulus and the giving of a signal in reply," attested by 1874.
reaction re·ac·tion (rē-āk'shən)
A response of an organism or living tissue to a stimulus.
The state resulting from such a response.
A chemical change or transformation in which a substance decomposes, combines with other substances, or interchanges constituents with other substances.
The response of cells or tissues to an antigen, as in a test for immunization.
A pattern of behavior constituting a mental disorder or personality type.