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The Return of the King
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cower
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The Return of the King
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  • He had found Gandalf; but he shrank back, cowering into a shadow.
  • He blanched and cowered against the wall.
  • A light kindled in the sky, a blaze of yellow fire behind dark barriers Pippin cowered back, afraid for a moment, wondering into what dreadful country Gandalf was bearing him.
  • Pippin cowered down with his hands pressed to his ears; but Beregond, who had been looking out from the battlement as he spoke of Faramir, remained there, stiffened, staring out with starting eyes.
  • Cowering back against the rock they drew breath, and then they clutched at their hearts.
  • At times by night, as they cowered or drowsed uneasily in some hiding beside the road, they heard cries and the noise of many feet or the swift passing of some cruelly ridden steed.
  • In the red glare Sam, cowering behind the stair-door, caught a glimpse of his evil face as it passed: it was scored as if by rending claws and smeared with blood; slaver dripped from its protruding fangs; the mouth snarled like an animal.
  • Wormtongue cowered down and whimpered: ’No, no!’
  • Everything!) He cowered on the floor again with bowed head, as his own words brought home to him the fullness of the disaster, and despair overwhelmed him.

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

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