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synonyms for cringed

  • cower
  • kneel
  • quiver
  • tremble
  • wince
  • blench
  • crawl
  • crouch
  • dodge
  • duck
  • grovel
  • quail
  • shrink
  • shy
  • start
  • stoop
  • draw back
  • eat dirt

antonyms for cringed

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  • face
  • meet
  • stretch
  • come forward
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How to use cringed in a sentence

He hated scenes and tiresome debates as he hated people who cringed and sidled before him.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
She cringed at the thought, for what was she that a man should die in her service?
RIDERS OF THE SILENCESJOHN FREDERICK
“None of us cringed, unless it was you,” Ato retorted angrily.
HUNTERS OUT OF SPACEJOSEPH EVERIDGE KELLEAM
Madge cringed as a vivid flash of lightning zigzagged across the sky to illuminate an ugly mass of dark clouds.
THE MISSING FORMULAMILDRED A. WIRT, AKA ANN WIRT
He cringed from the thought, although he knew that there was little to fear if he linked himself to the ship.
TIGHT SQUEEZEDEAN CHARLES ING
Master Louis cringed, divided between the desire to flee and the fear of losing his property.
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
Nevertheless despite the glibness with which he uttered it, he cringed and a flood of telltale color rose to his hair.
CHRISTOPHER AND THE CLOCKMAKERSSARA WARE BASSETT
He laughed as the other cringed, his face dead white, his eyes fixed on the rider with a sort of dread fascination.
'DRAG' HARLANCHARLES ALDEN SELTZER
Then, whirling up an elk-horn club, he brought it full on the head of the wretched man, who cringed before him.
MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF OUR OWN LAND, COMPLETECHARLES M. SKINNER
Bucongo turned with a grimace of fear and cringed backward before the levelled Colt of Mr. Commissioner Sanders.
THE KEEPERS OF THE KING'S PEACEEDGAR WALLACE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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