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Word: cringe

Definition: shrink back as if in fear; cower


Sentences Containing 'cringe'

"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."
I cringe when I realize that there were children all across this nation watching this program."
Jenny Sager calls the suggestion that Falstaff was based on Greene fanciful and "cringe-worthy".
She said she is obsessed with cooking, eating and playing with food, though custard and porridge make her cringe.
The journalist and noted atheist Christopher Hitchens likewise found it a "cringe-making proposal that atheists should conceitedly nominate themselves to be called 'brights.'" Dennett posed the idea that "super" may serve well as a positive title for those who believe in the supernatural. He also suggested this during his presentation at the Atheist Alliance International '07 convention.
When the challenger grabbed Takemikazuchi's hand it turned as if into icicle and then a sword, making him cringe.
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