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cower
used in The Poisonwood Bible

3 uses
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Definition
show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • Heaven only knows how she must have despised her pale rat of a cowering mistress.
    Book 2 — Revelation (9% in)
  • Like Methuselah I cowered beside my cage, and though my soul hankered after the mountain, I found, like Methuselah, I had no wings.
    Book 3 — Judges (10% in)
  • Both of us cower at the sound of tires.
    Book 5 — Exodus (**% in)

There are no more uses of "cower" in The Poisonwood Bible.

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