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A Palestinian offical said the Israelis were balking at their conditions for talks, which include freezing settlements.
In at least 20 states, governors or legislatures are balking at setting up insurance cooperatives.Red States Respond To Obamacare With Angry Tea-Party Denial|Joe McLean|March 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Democrats want to block those cuts for a year, and the Republicans are balking.
Even upper-income families are balking at paying $750,000 to $1 million for college.Steve Cohen on the Three Biggest College Admissions Lies|Steve Cohen|September 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Taliban leadership also was balking at opening a political process that NATO quite rightly demands must be Afghan led.Taliban Halts Talks With U.S., Puts NATO on Collision Course with Pakistan|Bruce Riedel|March 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And indeed, when part way thru, this zeal came near balking me altogether.Aw-Aw-Tam Indian Nights|J. William Lloyd
But he was used to obeying orders after a little balking, and in time his slow brain started him on the hunt for Davidge.The Cup of Fury|Rupert Hughes
There is a lady andwell,he was forever balking me and I hated him.In Search of Mademoiselle|George Gibbs
The canoe squirmed like a hunter balking a hedge, and Jean's blade splintered off to the handle.Heralds of Empire|Agnes C. Laut
And no one has escaped the temporary balking of his thought by failure to find a suitable word to convey190 the intended meaning.The Mind and Its Education|George Herbert Betts