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Verb
Present participle for to retreat in fear
“Do not cower at the sight of superior numbers, shrink from difficulties, or fear what may appear to be impossible.”
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Present participle for to tremble in fear
“I can't decide whether to cower while I await the apocalypse, or run determinedly into it.”
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Present participle for to grovel or kowtow to (in fear)
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“Was she so early to cower to the nation which had sought to strangle us in our infancy, and which has never ceased to retard our approach to manhood?”
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Present participle for to lower the body quickly
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Present participle for to bend the head or upper part of the body as a sign of respect, greeting, or shame
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Present participle for to crowd or nestle closely together
Adjective
Basely or weakly fearful
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Feeling or showing fear or terror
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Prepared to obey others unquestioningly
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Having a dejected or guilty appearance
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