Cringing

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Cringing Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    cringing adj : totally submissive [syn: groveling, grovelling, wormlike, wormy]
Cringing Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Cringe \Cringe\ (kr?nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Crnged (kr?njd); p. pr. & vb. n. Cringing.] [As. crincgang, cringan, crincan, to jield, fall; akin to E. crank.] To draw one's self together as in fear or servility; to bend or crouch with base humility; to wince; hence; to make court in a degrading manner; to fawn. When they were come up to the place where the lions were, the boys that went before were glad to cringe behind, for they were afraid of the lions. --Bunyan. Sly hypocrite, . . . who more than thou Once fawned and cringed, and servilely adored Heaven's awful monarch? --Milton. Flatterers . . . are always bowing and cringing. --Arbuthnot.

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  • Cringing in the rain
    WE ARE in the ‘Ber months and we have started the countdown to Masskara, All Saints’ Day, and of course Christmas. And lest we forget the season for splurging, even the malls have started playing Christmas songs. And lest we forget, we are also entering the height of typhoon season. The costliest Philippine typhoons were Yolanda and Pablo that struck in Novemb Read more on this news related to 'Cringing'
  • NHL announces rule changes for season; outlaws shootout spin-o-rama
    Somewhere, Mason Raymond and the Calgary Flames are cringing. The NHL announced a series of changes to the referee's handbook for the 2014-15 season Thursday and have made the shootout a little less fun in the process. Read more on this news related to 'Cringing'
  • Sánchez: Cringing in the rain
    WE ARE in the ‘Ber months and we have started the countdown to Masskara, All Saints’ Day, and of course Christmas. And lest we forget the season for splurging, even the malls have started playing Christmas songs. And lest we forget, we are also entering the height of typhoon season. Read more on this news related to 'Cringing'

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