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To feel or show fear or apprehension
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“Part of me sensed that I wouldn't want to hear what she was about to say, but I wasn't the type to quail in the face of adversity.”
To physically tremble, especially from fear
“The stoutest heart could not but quail at the sight of such a dreadful antagonist.”
To act in an obsequious way in order to gain favor or mercy
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To crouch or squat close to the ground
Be in a state of extreme apprehension
Hunted bird
Domesticated bird
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