EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CRINGE

He appeared to cringe, mute, as if words had failed him through grief; then—bang!

An expression of the deepest humility and cringe was on his battered countenance.

They know no gratitude, and they would not cringe to the greatest Christian potentate.

The captives were pale and seemed to cringe from the pale interrogation light.

They expect to cringe; if they are not compelled to do so, they are very likely to forget their place.

No need to cringe any more to the insolence and cruelty of men.

I knew how to dodge and cringe and dissemble before I knew the names of the seasons.

They cringe till they find out there's nothing for them, and then they snarl.

Do homage, make thy prayer, cringe to each ruler of the day.

They do not stand at the door and salaam and cringe, like the ordinary mendicant.

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