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cringing

krin jing

  • v  draw back, as with fear or pain
  • v  show submission or fear
  • s  totally submissive

  • James Watson remembers cringing when his colleague Francis Crick announced to regulars at the Eagle, a pub in Cambridge, England, that they had discovered "the secret of life.
  • In the moments before he died, Mohammed told his cringing father, "Don't worry, Daddy, the ambulance will come and rescue us.
  • Jarring new examples emerged: the same female soldier, holding a leash wrapped around the neck of a naked prisoner cringing at her feet.
News & Articles

  • Ohio gas prices near $4, above national average
    Some Ohio drivers are cringing as the price for a gallon of gas remains near the $4 mark. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.92 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information ...
    June 10, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Gas prices near $4 per gallon in Ohio
    Some Ohio drivers are cringing as the price for a gallon of gas remains near the $4 mark.  
    June 10, 2013 - WLWT-TV Cincinnati
  • Ohio gas prices remain near $4 a gallon
    COLUMBUS — Some Ohio drivers are cringing as the price for a gallon of gas remains near the $4 mark. The state average for a gallon of regular gas was $3.92 in today’s survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and Wright Express. That’s up 9 cents compared with the cost last [...] The post Ohio gas prices remain near $4 a gallon appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram . Click ...
    June 10, 2013 - The Chronicle-Telegram
Quotes

  • Ron Ramsey in Politico
    I've got a tableful of advisers sitting over there and they'll probably start cringing right about now when I start talking about some of this stuff right here,said Ramsey, in response to a question. "I'm going to tell you something. I...
  • Chace Crawford in MyParkMag
    Speaking earlier this year, Chace explained: "Are the racy undertones a weight on my conscience? Well, yes, I think they are. I come from a moral background, and I can see the power of the show, and imagine my old school teachers cringing, or my...
  • Scott Linebrink in Southtown Star
    I feel it, and I'm definitely up for the challenge,Linebrink said. "This is a fun time, too. I'm not cringing in the corner, thinking about the pressure. I relish that, and a lot of guys pitching in the back end of the game, when you...

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