Definition of 'cower'
Example sentences containing 'cower'
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He intensified the players' training regimes and his strict disciplinary code has left his stars cowering in fear. The Sun (2017)So should the IT department be cowering in fear? Computing (2010)It is no wonder that you are cowering behind le sofa! Times, Sunday Times (2009)Haunted house tales should have you cowering behind the sofa. The Sun (2012)Guests who witnessed the abduction were left cowering in fear behind upturned restaurant furniture. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Should we be embracing it or cowering in the corner? Times, Sunday Times (2014)So it was no surprise to see the bigot with the bouffant cowering in terror during a photoshoot with an eagle. The Sun (2015)The streets of the old hotel zone were empty as residents barricaded themselves in their homes and tourists cowered inside small hotels. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You're not the only one cowering behind the sofa this series. The Sun (2011)He led police to a small shed, where the suspect was found cowering in a corner. The Sun (2010)An earlier shot showed the man cowering in a corner of the dry moat surrounding the enclosure while the tiger loomed over him. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He came to a skidding halt before the Saxons and they cowered in fear before his towering rage. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEThree dozen youths had barricaded themselves in with a mattress and furniture but maybe he did not realise how many potential victims cowered inside. The Sun (2011)A prize bull was discovered cowering in a corner of his field after being introduced to his new herd. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Players cowered in fear as anarchy took hold on a famous Premier League ground. The Sun (2009)I cowered away from him. Everyday Violence (1990)As the planes flew past I saw dozens of military personnel who had been involved in friendly fire incidents cowering in fear. The Sun (2007)Olive Burrows lay a few metres away, cowering under the meat counter where she had been shot in the leg. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They were just puppets to play with and I couldn't understand why they were cowering in the corner. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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