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Past tense for to feel or show fear or apprehension
“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.”
Past tense for to physically tremble, especially from fear
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“The stoutest heart could not but quail at the sight of such a dreadful antagonist.”
Past tense for to act in an obsequious way in order to gain favor or mercy
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Past tense for to crouch or squat close to the ground
Past tense for be in a state of extreme apprehension
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