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Meanwhile, in the distance, a group of wild horses ran right across the road as a coyote slunk out from a nearby ditch.

Four years earlier, Senators Cruz, Paul, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham similarly chased the presidency but slinked back to the Senate in defeat.

From Time

The bodily systems that thrived and repaired themselves to ensure that we pass on healthy genes cease to function well and leave us to slink to the finish line the best we can.

Mamet slinks away with the entire show, as she manages to deliver the chill and severity of an attorney looking out for her friend while never seeming soulless.

From Vox

One by one I pick them off, and slink back into the shadows.

From Time

Democrats can't slink away, or crouch, or cut and run against their own record.

Jones, ever the charmer, proceeds to slink behind the desk and begin fake-hammering away at the keyboard.

We began to slink outside, tentatively crossing the terrace.

Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.

And then I can paddle over to town nights, and slink around and pick up things I want.

The 199 Earls bade the whole multitude of their array slink down alongside the river.

In the face of such a defiance the clerical party must fight fairly, or slink away as cravens.

Poor Patti would get up in obedience to the order and slink out of the door with her ears drooping.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slink, such as: lurk, meander, prowl, sidle, skitter, and skulk.

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