Thesaurus / hang back

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Do not shrink, and suspect, and hang back from what it may involve, with selfish and unconfiding and ungenerous half-heartedness.

Kept for the Master's UseFrances Ridley Havergal

You may know the wicked, on the other hand, by their extreme shyness; they crawl out slowly and fearfully; they hang back.

How France Built Her CathedralsElizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

When the horse found that he could not hang back, he bolted.

Strange Stories of the Great ValleyAbbie Johnston Grosvenor

If you hang back, we will raise such a 'larum about your ears that you shan't know that your wife's your own for a month to come!'

I did my duty after a fashion—I didn't skulk or hang back from danger—but I didn't do it cheerfully.

Old Judge PriestIrvin S. Cobb

I confess also that I hang back from certain things which are pressing nearer with their claim for record.

Wilfrid CumbermedeGeorge MacDonald

Always there are timid patients who hang back and refuse to drink the medicines.

If there was any doubt or hazard, he took the tools himself, and wrought until they were ashamed to hang back.

The Making of William EdwardsMrs. G. Linnaeus Banks

He does not make immediate answer, but seems to ponder over, or hang back upon it.

Gwen WynnMayne Reid

As Ned was going out, Frank signalled him to hang back a little.

A Boy KnightMartin J. (Martin Jerome) Scott

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