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cower
used in The Return of the King

9 uses
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Definition
show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • He had found Gandalf; but he shrank back, cowering into a shadow.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (93% in)
  • 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.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — Minas Tirith (2% in)
  • He blanched and cowered against the wall.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — Minas Tirith (75% in)
  • 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.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (12% in)
  • 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.
    6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — The Tower of Cirith Ungol (52% in)
  • _' 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.
    6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — The Tower of Cirith Ungol (77% in)
  • Cowering back against the rock they drew breath, and then they clutched at their hearts.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — The Land of Shadow (1% in)
  • 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.
    6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Mount Doom (17% in)
  • Wormtongue cowered down and whimpered: 'No, no!'
    6.8 — Book 6 Chapter 8 — The Scouring of the Shire (97% in)

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