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synonyms for cowered

  • cringe
  • crouch
  • flinch
  • recoil
  • skulk
  • tremble
  • wince
  • blench
  • bootlick
  • fawn
  • grovel
  • honey
  • kowtow
  • quail
  • shrink
  • sneak
  • toady
  • truckle
  • apple-polish
  • brownnose
  • draw back

antonyms for cowered

MOST RELEVANT
  • face
  • meet
  • come out
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How to use cowered in a sentence

Many of the women began to weep; the men sat and cowered as each blow fell.
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
The man raved and stormed, and she, although a fury to every one else, cowered in silence under his wrath.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
It caught us, that wave of damp and darkness, and rolled over us and crushed us down as we cowered.
THE WAY OF A MANEMERSON HOUGH
He sat down in a recess and cowered below the parapet for shelter, waiting for he knew not what.
THE LIFE OF THOMAS WANLESS, PEASANTALEXANDER JOHNSTONE WILSON
They cowered about, whispering, taking no notice of the new serving-man who had appeared in the night.
THE MAKING OF A SAINTWILLIAM SOMERSET MAUGHAM
It drew sustainment from the dead hand in his grasp, and cowered down to the earth claiming all we touch.
LORD ORMONT AND HIS AMINTA, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
The wretch cowered beneath the planter's gaze, and essayed to deny his identity, but his voice died in his throat.
DUFFELSEDWARD EGGLESTON
Writhing—shrinking, still more terrified than hurt, the poor child cowered beneath the lash.
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
It was revealing in men who had till now cowered before the might of kingship a power greater than the might of kings.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
Dahlia sent one quivering look up at her, and cowered lower in her chair near the window.
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
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