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cower
used in Middlemarch

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show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • He spoke with a firmness which was very gentle, and yet he could see that Bulstrode seemed to cower under that gentleness, his face looking dried and his eyes swerving away from the glance which rested on him.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (60% in)

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