fight


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fight

or

flight response

The general activation of the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress.
References in classic literature ?
Since White Fang continued to fight, it is obvious that it was the other dogs that died.
I am as sorry as any man to see folk fighting the wrong people and the wrong things, but I'd a deal sooner see them doing that than that they should have no fight in them.
But the bull had changed again, and did not want to fight.
He saw them all, fight after fight, himself always whipped and Cheese-Face exulting over him.
The fight thus beginning at three of the clock of the afternoon continued very terrible all that evening.
Then Diomed prayed, saying, "Hear me, daughter of aegis-bearing Jove, unweariable, if ever you loved my father well and stood by him in the thick of a fight, do the like now by me; grant me to come within a spear's throw of that man and kill him.
The men fight--that is a sacred privilege and duty; to fight and die for Issus.
Schemes of action, attempts at collective manoeuvring necessarily went to pieces directly the fight began, just as they did in almost all the early ironclad battles of the previous century.
The white-cap student who won the second fight witnessed the remaining three, and talked with us during the intermissions.
Unfortunately, we do not live in the times of the great emperor, we live in the times of the cardinal; and three days hence, however well the secret might be guarded, it would be known, I say, that we were to fight, and our combat would be prevented.
We shall not have to fight against a single fellow-countryman and every life we take will be the life of an enemy.
My fight was finished, yet something was left still to fight for--the PEOPLE.