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cower
used in The Two Towers

15 uses
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Definition show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • In this evil hole they cowered, hoping in its shadow to escape the attention of the Eye.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (80% in)
cowered = ducked in fear
  • There now cowered the proud hosts of Saruman, in terror of the king and in terror of the trees.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- Helm's Deep (96% in)
  • Cowering they looked up.
    3.11 -- Book 3 Chapter 11 -- The Palantir (61% in)
  • Gollum cowered.
    4.1 -- Book 4 Chapter 1 -- The Taming of Smeagol (93% in)
  • For a moment the sight of it gladdened the hearts of the hobbits; but Gollum cowered down, muttering curses on the White Face.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (63% in)
  • It was that more than the drag of the Ring that made him cower and stoop as he walked.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (69% in)
  • While the grey light lasted, they cowered under a black stone like worms, shrinking, lest the winged terror should pass and spy them with its cruel eyes.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (73% in)
  • They halted, cowering on the evil-smelling ground; but they saw nothing in the gloomy evening sky above, and soon the menace passed, high overhead, going maybe on some swift errand from Barad-dur.
    4.2 -- Book 4 Chapter 2 -- The Passage of the Marshes (97% in)
  • He was filthy, haggard, and pinched with weariness, but he cowered no longer, and his eyes were clear.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- The Black Gate is Closed (15% in)
  • He covered his eyes and bent forward, cowering.
    4.3 -- Book 4 Chapter 3 -- The Black Gate is Closed (81% in)
  • Soon it would look over the dark ridges of the Ephel Duath, and he would faint and cower in the light and heat.
    4.4 -- Book 4 Chapter 4 -- Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit (27% in)
  • He cowered against the stony bank.
    4.8 -- Book 4 Chapter 8 -- The Stairs of Cirith Ungol (3% in)
  • ' whispered Gollum, but the breath between his teeth seemed to tear the heavy stillness like a whistle, and he cowered to the ground in terror.
    4.8 -- Book 4 Chapter 8 -- The Stairs of Cirith Ungol (11% in)
  • He cowered, trying to creep away into some cranny and to hide.
    4.10 -- Book 4 Chapter 10 -- The Choices of Master Samwise (46% in)
  • With a dreadful stroke Sam was wakened from his cowering mood.
    4.10 -- Book 4 Chapter 10 -- The Choices of Master Samwise (50% in)

There are no more uses of "cower" in The Two Towers.

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