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The general activation of the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress.
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Theatre specialists have in turn fought shy of formal discourse analysis, possibly for the same reasons.
But elsewhere there were slim pickings as clubs fought shy and opted for loan moves over laying out the big bucks.
I've never fought shy of criticising the Vatican and its secretive internal and sometimes corrupt bureaucracy.
Despite having a good job and a decent salary, all the lenders he approached for a mortgage fought shy of offering him a big enough loan to make that first crucial step.
However, the flame-haired ballerina - who was a principal dancer for Sadler's Wells - always fought shy of her fame brought about by her celluloid role.
So you'd think all at Manchester United would have fought shy of the resonance of '66 this week, and avoided all references to fate and events being pre-ordained, like the plague.
The government has fought shy of any radical changes in any key areas which would make life better for the citizens of the UK.
The Government has consistently fought shy of tackling supermarket power.
The Government has pushed ahead with devolution but fought shy of a funding review which would be likely to pitch region against region in the very way Mr Massow suggests.
However, Newcastle's boss has never fought shy of controversy and confrontation during his long time in management and is willing to ride out another storm.
They could, of course, conduct a referendum among the population, but they seem to have fought shy of that, even with Rugby Borough Council backing.