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Sample sentences for the GRE study word cringe

cringe can be used as a verb

1.He may cringe and growl, or cringe and not growl but he either beats or cringes. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2.Till like a boy you see him cringe his face. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
3.She was far too pretty to cringe in this way, but Peter thought it his due, and he would answer condescendingly, "It is good. - from Peter Pan by James M. Barrie
4."It is very well to cringe and crawl now, but you thought little enough of this poor Horner in the dock for a crime of which he knew nothing.. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
5.Everywhere the weak execrate the powerful, before whom they cringe and the powerful beat them like sheep whose wool and flesh they sell. - from Candide by Voltaire
6.He looked like a man who had never cringed and never had had a creditor. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.His bullying, overbearing manner was all gone too, and he cringed along at my companion's side like a dog with its master. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
8.He was probably about fifty years of age, his shoulders cringed a little as he talked, and his eyes, small and crafty, shifted unceasingly. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie

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