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flight response

The general activation of the sympathetic nervous system in response to stress.
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Emphasising that the Government will never fight shy of finding the funds for the modernization of our forces, Dr.
Dr Woodcock registers one note of concern saying that councillors wary of claiming expenses may fight shy of attending conferences where they would debate issues important to us all.
Is it possible that some participants in the debate might fight shy of raising controversial, radical proposals because they know they can be identified as the person who suggested them - and therefore face the future wrath of the voting public?
Mr Cameron insisted that he would not fight shy of human rights issues in talks with Mr Wen and President Hu.
But for it to work, we won''t have to fight shy of using CCTV and encouraging infor mers.
While many horses fight shy of the Aintree fences Mon Mome holds no fear, having also finished tenth two years ago.
Discuss the same things as before, with each of them, and don't fight shy of asking outright if they would prefer separate invitations from now on.
The company believes content providers will fight shy of allowing their content to be carried by unlicensed websites.
Schools in their childhood days inculcated morality, honesty and love of neighbours, along with the three Rs: modern schools, catering for the no more than average brain, fight shy of discussing the basic qualities of decency and justice because, it's believed, these subjects are too personal to be up for debate.
If they are threatened by unwelcome development, it may be that the only power we have is the power of persuasion, but we won't fight shy of using it when we believe it is for the good of the town.