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TUES KERRY PULLS BACK HER LONG CARDI TO SHOW OFF HER NEW FLAT STOMACH; 34GG Kerry's bra size before her recent op reduced her to a 34DD; NOW KERRY'S TUM BULGES OUT FROM PINK CLOSE-FITTING TRACKSUIT Picture: SOLARPIX.
He pulls back from looking at what's happening between himself and his mother or else gets misty eyed--sometimes he cries.
Most of us have a reflexive action, when the eyes widen, the head pulls back a little, as if to retreat from whatever it is that surprised us.