It was less an instinct and more of an absence of something.
Jackson's instinct encouraged him to hold her and calm himself enough to calm her.
Maybe she was spooked tonight, but long ago she had learned to listen to that instinct... gut feeling, some might call it.
There was a reason he banned thoughts of Darian and Claire from his mind, an instinct he'd never been able to face in all the years since Darian's death.
She paused before him, resisting the instinct to stick out her hand for a handshake.
He answered by instinct, yet, in spite of not thinking of his answer, had he been given more time to consider, it would have remained the same.
Awareness filled and overwhelmed her senses, blinding her to all but instinct and the sound of her breathing.
Lana sank onto the couch, not liking the instinct that told her she was right about him.
Instinct and fury blinded him. He felt the dagger sink into flesh and struck again, only to find himself flying backwards through the air. Rhyn shouted something at him, but Kris couldn't hear him, not with the memory of both Lilith and Hannah dying.
Maybe there was nothing going on, but gut instinct said there was a story here – something big.
The instinct was nothing more than a tiny warmth at the edge of his mind.
"What is this instinct about Ne'Rin?" he continued, alerted by her words.
The survival instinct that had been fueling his resolve melted away and he did something he could not recall ever doing; he openly wept.
You promise to tell me if your maternal instinct kicks in?
A different instinct went off in Darian's mind, one that recognized the look on the Black God's face as being another sign Jenn was in more trouble than expected.
Her triumph warred with the instinct that warned her she was doomed if she agreed.
Jenn let her instincts take over, ignoring the instinct that told her no mortal should be able to fight one guardsman, let alone three.
Instinct took over, urging her towards the gateway.
Xander's initial instinct was that he wanted no one around the strange human he discovered.
Brandon flushed, confirming the instinct that he wasn't as pure as his cousin thought.
Still there is much in the Bible against which every instinct of my being rebels, so much that I regret the necessity which has compelled me to read it through from beginning to end.
I have skill at it, and, like many of my fellows, a certain instinct for it, which revives from time to time, but always when I have done I feel that it would have been better if I had not fished.
Is it some ill-fed village hound yielding to the instinct of the chase? or the lost pig which is said to be in these woods, whose tracks I saw after the rain?
So perfect is this instinct, that once, when I had laid them on the leaves again, and one accidentally fell on its side, it was found with the rest in exactly the same position ten minutes afterward.
In dark winter mornings, or in short winter afternoons, I sometimes heard a pack of hounds threading all the woods with hounding cry and yelp, unable to resist the instinct of the chase, and the note of the hunting-horn at intervals, proving that man was in the rear.
Her maternal instinct told her that Natasha had too much of something, and that because of this she would not be happy.
She felt that the allurements instinct had formerly taught her to use would now be merely ridiculous in the eyes of her husband, to whom she had from the first moment given herself up entirely--that is, with her whole soul, leaving no corner of it hidden from him.
Instinct suggested that she wanted to be protected.
Instinct deemed it honor, but was that only wishful thinking?
Long-buried rage was bubbling upward, along with the tiny instinct he'd squashed thousands of years ago.
An instinct wriggled, one she didn't want to acknowledge or deal with.
For their sake, Xander subdued the lethal instinct that made him want to snatch Jessi, haul her away somewhere quiet and do whatever it took to pull the truth from her.
The instinct that warned her of there being something off about the kid grew when he met her gaze.
On instinct, Brady opened the channel to Lana's net.
She ignored the instinct and said, "I want to roam around the main house, but I'm really afraid of opening doors to random rooms and finding, you know, hordes of tarantulas that attack me or angry prisoners of war."
She felt him with an instinct she didn't understand.
Though he heard and saw nothing around him he found his way by instinct and did not go wrong in the side streets that led to the Povarskoy.
She knows with unerring instinct what is right, and does it joyously.
My instinct tells me that my head is an organ for burrowing, as some creatures use their snout and fore paws, and with it I would mine and burrow my way through these hills.
Natasha quieted herself for a moment, but again some instinct told her that though all this was true, and though nothing had happened, yet the former purity of her love for Prince Andrew had perished.
He resisted the instinct that told him he needed to peek into her thoughts.
He glanced around the tiny place, unable to rid himself of the instinct that warned him he was missing something.