Robert shrank from informing him, but he knew it to be his duty, and he was too brave to put it off.
"You cannot," said Philip, putting her gently aside, while she shrank from his touch.
But Katherine put her hands before her face and shrank back.
It would be misrepresenting Andrew to say that he shrank from the future.
Of a sudden, she shrank again, and turned her head away, ...