reflex action

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Before Sunny could ask him what he was doing, John Sir explained, "what you did is reflex action, a movement caused by an involuntary reflex response".
Francis is a clean player and it was a reflex action.
It's just the reflex action that you had in your absolute prime where you pounced on anything loose.
Koller was then able to touch the eye with a needle without any reflex action occurring.
Talking to media persons outside the Parliament House here on Tuesday, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan said that Rehman Malik used harsh words against the PML-N but it was the reflex action as Chaudhry Nisar also spoke in the same manner.
It must be more than the reflex action of watching thousands suffer after the earthquake in Haiti or tsunami in Japan.
As the brain message (EEG) dropped to zero level, the heart was still pounding and the body convulsing vigorously (a reflex action of the spinal cord) driving maximum blood from the body: resulting in hygienic meat for the consumer.
The reflex action is always to blame the dog - but the dog is not at fault.
This indicates that auricular acupuncture has a time-dependent reflex action on muscle activity.
Walford, who claimed he had lashed out in a reflex action at Mr Gibbons af-f ter being grabbed around the neck by an unknown man in Millsy's, showed no emotion as he was taken to the cells.
The goalie threw up a glove, but the reflex action was not enough as the puck fell behind him and into the net.
You need to have quick reflex action, but that suits me and it is giving me great experience.