Thesaurus / cringing
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
But when he had finished, Sivert Jespersen, with a cringing smile, said: "I think now we had better sing a hymn."
SKIPPER WORSEALEXANDER LANGE KIELLAND
A little cringing shrivelled old man stood up in astonishment.
THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
If the partners despised us for our cringing before them they were right; we were a despicable set.
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE EVIDENCEOLIVER ONIONS
He stopped and looked back at the people cringing in the doorways.
THE STUTTERERR.R. MERLISS
In those false, fascinating pages he is a consummate scoundrel, "a mere cringing courtier and a pimp."
COURT BEAUTIES OF OLD WHITEHALLW. R. H. TROWBRIDGE
Shall it be in the presence of the cringing minions who will mock at his calamity and laugh when his fear cometh?
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
The rage died out of it and the flush; and fear, and a cringing embarrassment, took the place of them.
THE LONG NIGHTSTANLEY WEYMAN
An instant afterwards there appeared a little wizened fellow, with a cringing manner and a shambling style of walking.
After an instinctive cringing movement of homage and salutation, he bent to the young man's ear and whispered half a dozen words.
JOAN OF THE SWORD HANDS(AMUEL) R(UTHERFORD) CROCKETT
WORDS RELATED TO CRINGING
- backing down
- giving in
- a slave to
- at one's beck and call
- at one's mercy
- in one's clutches
- in one's pocket
- in one's power
- under one's thumb
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