cower

Part of speech: verb

To crouch tremblingly; quail.

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Usage examples "cower":

  1. I may find a ledge, or some rocks, under which we may cower," said Hemstead. - "From Jest to Earnest", E. P. Roe.
  2. The wish for Fame is faith in holy things That soothe the life, and shall outlive the tomb- A reverent listening for some angel wings That cower above the gloom. - "The Poetical Works of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, Bart. M.P.", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
  3. Twice they essayed to crawl out, but were driven back to cower for endless, hopeless hours. - "Pardners", Rex Beach.