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fight

or

flight response

The general activation of the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress.
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And a green light came into his eye, for he was very angry at having to fight at all.
It was a gorgeous fight, for the two fought as long as there was a seal that dared lift up his head, and when there were none they paraded grandly up and down the beach side by side, bellowing.
I am going to fight--because I am going to fight," answered Porthos, reddening.
But if everybody was a-standing and a-fighting, why, I'd stand and fight.
These were too old to fight, but they were fluent orators, and sat on the tower like cicales that chirrup delicately from the boughs of some high tree in a wood.
Others hovered above the fight, their men ever and again firing shots down at some chance exposure below.
Then the fight was on, and it went on, without rounds, for thirty minutes, until the press-room door was opened.
The average dog was accustomed to the preliminaries of snarling and bristling and growling, and the average dog was knocked off his feet and finished before he had begun to fight or recovered from his surprise.
Blows dealt in the fight were enlarged to catapultian power, and stones thrown were alleged to have hurtled with infinite accuracy.
But the fight was not ended, for neither Cathullin nor Swaran had gained the victory, and ere gray morning broke the battle was renewed.
Yes," said Luis Cervallos, "they are afraid to fight cows.
Two or three nights in every week the gloves were brought out, either in the hall or fifth-form room; and every boy who was ever likely to fight at all knew all his neighbours' prowess perfectly well, and could tell to a nicety what chance he would have in a stand-up fight with any other boy in the house.