He was equable and not cringing
with his superiors, was free and ingratiating in his behavior with his equals, and was contemptuously indulgent with his inferiors.
The elder advanced with a cringing
smile, like a mongrel used to blows.
The wild-dog was what he was, a wild-dog, cringing
and sneaking, his ears for ever down, his tail for ever between his legs, for ever apprehending fresh misfortune and ill-treatment to fall on him, for ever fearing and resentful, fending off threatened hurt with lips curling malignantly from his puppy fangs, cringing
under a blow, squalling his fear and his pain, and ready always for a treacherous slash if luck and safety favoured.
Luker was, in every respect, such an inferior creature to the Indian-- he was so vulgar, so ugly, so cringing
, and so prosy--that he is quite unworthy of being reported, at any length, in these pages.
She was merely his chattel now, his convenience, his dog, his cringing
and helpless slave, the humble and unresisting victim of his capricious temper and vicious nature.
worm is what you want, not a bright, smiling child.
Some of them were beautiful, but at the same time they carried such evidences about them of the cringing
spirit of those great men that we found small pleasure in examining them.
BBC Breakfast viewers said they were cringing
as presenters Naga Munchetty and Jon Kay were "vibing" to MC Grammar.
Lorraine Kelly left viewers cringing
as she joked that playing herself on Mrs Brown's Boys was a "big stretch".
Watching the celebrations on the TV, it left me cringing
[USA], Nov 21 (ANI): Pop singer Pink has slammed everyone who said she was cringing
at Christina Aguilera's Whitney Houston tribute on Sunday's American Music Awards.
MOVIE fans have been left "cringing
" over David Beckham's acting skills after spotting him in a trailer for upcoming epic King Arthur.