Robert shrank from informing him, but he knew it to be his duty, and he was too brave to put it off.
"You cannot," said Philip, putting her gently aside, while she shrank from his touch.
But Katherine put her hands before her face and shrank back.
It would be misrepresenting Andrew to say that he shrank from the future.
Of a sudden, she shrank again, and turned her head away, and her body trembled.
She shrank, as many a woman has shrunk before, from confronting him with his lie.
How strange it seemed, at first, when you shrank in fear from me!
I read her reason to be that she shrank from a second and public farewell in the morning.
"Hear me again," she said as he shrank back from that cold steel.
She shrank within herself, and her face gathered a look of fright.