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cringing

cringing Sentence Examples

  • She felt his cold gaze and didn't face him, cringing instead.

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  • The word is now generally used in the sense of a cringing flatterer of the great.

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  • "Yes," she said at last, cringing for another bad reaction.

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  • Cringing, she held out her hand.

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  • She floundered to a sitting position, then her feet, cringing as she struggled upright, the sting in her wounded knees bringing tears to her eyes.

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  • The only excuse made for the alternate cringing and insult, the alternate abuse and lying, which marked his course in this matter, has been the very weak plea that a man cannot fight with a system - a plea which is sufficiently answered by the retort that a great many men have so fought and have won.

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  • By this time O'Connell had attained a position of great eminence in the House of Commons: as a debater he stood in the very first rank, though he had entered St Stephen's after fifty; and his oratory, massive and strong in argument, although too often scurrilous and coarse, and marred by a bearing in which cringing flattery and rude bullying were strangely blended, made a powerful, if not a pleasing, impression.

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  • By this time O'Connell had attained a position of great eminence in the House of Commons: as a debater he stood in the very first rank, though he had entered St Stephen's after fifty; and his oratory, massive and strong in argument, although too often scurrilous and coarse, and marred by a bearing in which cringing flattery and rude bullying were strangely blended, made a powerful, if not a pleasing, impression.

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  • The expression of that base and cringing smile, which Pierre knew so well in his wife, revolted him.

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  • Allen swallowed again, almost cringing as he licked his lips and turned desperate eyes on Lisa.

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  • "Jeez, don't talk about that," Baratto said, cringing away.

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  • Descartes, in his correspondence with the Jesuits, had shown an almost cringing eagerness to have their powerful organization on his side.

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  • She walked down the hallway to the guest bedroom, cringing.

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  • Allen swallowed again, almost cringing as he licked his lips and turned desperate eyes on Lisa.

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  • She felt his cold gaze and didn't face him, cringing instead.

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  • Not expecting the dizzy spell, she staggered against the car, cringing away from Czerno as he snatched her arms and dragged her to the house.

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  • Cringing, she held out her hand.

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  • She floundered to a sitting position, then her feet, cringing as she struggled upright, the sting in her wounded knees bringing tears to her eyes.

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  • She walked down the hallway to the guest bedroom, cringing.

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  • "Yes," she said at last, cringing for another bad reaction.

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  • "Jeez, don't talk about that," Baratto said, cringing away.

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  • cackleMadge is not a cringing, cackling fairy tale witch, but a woman whose human dignity has been violated once too often.

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  • Why create the enormity of the universe merely to have a single solitary planet briefly inhabited by cringing sycophants?

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  • I think the collective unconscious had built up enough steam, perhaps from deep, cringing despair, for breakthrough.

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  • Descartes, in his correspondence with the Jesuits, had shown an almost cringing eagerness to have their powerful organization on his side.

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  • The only excuse made for the alternate cringing and insult, the alternate abuse and lying, which marked his course in this matter, has been the very weak plea that a man cannot fight with a system - a plea which is sufficiently answered by the retort that a great many men have so fought and have won.

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  • The word is now generally used in the sense of a cringing flatterer of the great.

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  • Cringing, venal, avaricious, dishonest, the Arab combines all the faults of a vicious nature with those which a degraded religion inculcates or encourages.

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  • Why create the enormity of the universe merely to have a single solitary planet briefly inhabited by cringing sycophants?

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  • I think the collective unconscious had built up enough steam, perhaps from deep, cringing despair, for breakthrough.

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  • From a fear of flying, to cringing at the sight of spiders, even the rich and famous have their fair share of phobias.

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  • If you're cruising alone, you may be cringing at the thought of paying for a whole cabin.

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  • He also helps her develop a creative plan for a ceremony that still captures her themes, but in a way that won't have her cringing at the wedding photos.

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