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cower

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Definition show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit

In classic literature, cower may also mean to crouch or curl up without any hint of fear.
  • She cowered in fear.
cowered = showed fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • She cowered behind her big sister.
  • cowered = showed fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • But in his crouch was no hint of cower.
    Jack London  --  Jerry of the Islands
  • God does not restrain his anger; even the cohorts of Rahab cowered at his feet.
    Job 9:13 (NIV)
  • I cower and hide my eyes.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • cower = show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • Suddenly Lennie let go his hold. He crouched cowering against the wall.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men
  • cowering = showing fear
  • The Dursleys were cowering against the wall.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
  • cowering = showing fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • Mowgli thrust his dead branch into the fire till the twigs lit and crackled, and whirled it above his head among the cowering wolves.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  The Jungle Book
  • cowering = showing fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • We must all be alike. ... Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against. So! A book is a loaded gun in the house next door.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • cower = show fear
  • I arched my back, cowering, but I didn't want to raise my arm to cover myself, thinking she'd stop hitting me sooner if I didn't do anything.
    Victor Martinez  --  Parrot in the Oven
  • cowering = showing 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.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • cowered = ducked in fear
  • The boy cowered, covered his face.
    David Almond  --  Kit's Wilderness
  • cowered = showed fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • Uncle Andrew cowered away from her.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Magician's Nephew
  • cowered = showed fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • He didn't particularly enjoy getting roughed up, but the alternative was to cower and beg, which he couldn't lower himself to do.
    Carl Hiassen  --  Hoot
  • cower = showing fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • It took all my willpower not to cower.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • cower = show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • Cole cowered on the ground, pain piercing his shoulder.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • cowered = showed fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • Instead of cowering next to my locker, I stand tall.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry
  • cowering = showing fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • I cowered, afraid of killing her with my claws.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • cowered = showed fear by positioning the body
  • The rest of my team did their best to cower in fear and not look like targets.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • cower = show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • At the last second, the empousa turned toward me like a cowering victim.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
cowering = showing fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit

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