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cower
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Bleak House
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  • He cowers and droops.
  • The mother of the little child who had died was sitting in a chair on one side of the poor fire by the bed; and opposite to her, a wretched boy, supported by the chimney-piece, was cowering on the floor.

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  • She cowered in fear.
  • She cowered behind her big sister.

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