creep, crane, huddle, crook, double over, crawl, cringe, bestride, burrow, crouch, bend, quail, bow, fawn, grovel, balance.
flinch (part of speech: verb)
She would come at his bidding- she would cower
to her tyrants!
- "The Tragic Comedians, Complete", George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009.
But woe, alas, I cannot, I no power Of singing have, all my tired heart is wrung To think I might have known a happier hour, And sung myself, not let my aching spirit cower.
- "The Adventure of Living", John St. Loe Strachey.
The Irish cower
under the lash!
- "Irish Race in the Past and the Present", Aug. J. Thebaud.