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cower
used in Atonement

4 uses
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Definition
show fear by positioning the body as though afraid of being hit
  • Not only the little boy, Jackson or Pierrot, would be cowering—so too would the extra help from the village.
    Part 1 (12% in)
  • Meanwhile he had cowered in a ditch with his head in a culvert and caught the shrapnel in his side.
    Part 2 (37% in)
  • At the shrill whine of the bomb everyone cowered on the ground.
    Part 2 (61% in)
  • Each dive brought every man, cornered and cowering, to face his execution.
    Part 2 (64% in)

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