Tories and Liberals knew he had not shrunk from meeting the public on this question.
She shrank, as many a woman has shrunk before, from confronting him with his lie.
Miss Dorcas, too, had heard it, and shrunk from its undisguised profanity.
They had shrunk past homeless people, lying coiled up in nooks.
Of course the town had shrunk fearfully, since I was a child there.