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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of cringe.

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Examples

  • In the first few days I cringed from the kind of jokes that go on in the workplace … until I realized that it was me who was over-sensitized to the overly-politically-correct situation in the US, and that that is the exception rather than the rule.

    Somebody’s writing that one down.

  • And there were just moments there that you just kind of cringed a little bit.

    Eagles president on McNabb, Shanahan

  • I kind of cringed when you wrote “Life is Good”, as that particular saying become popular after I left the English-speaking world (if you will allow me to say that about the States) to come to France.

    épanouie

  • In fact, I "cringed" at being reduced to equivalence with her by accident of birth.

    "An aide to John McCain was suspended from the campaign today for blasting out an inflammatory video...."

  • One of the best-known artists in this medium, Cory Arcangel, has "performed" the deletion of his Friendster account in front of an audience at the P. S.1 Contemporary Art Center in Queens, N.Y. "P.ople kind of cringed and then cheered when it was all over," he says.

    Even Boring Blogs

  • I kind of cringed when I read the article, especially the conclusion about losing a couple of pounds to accomodate the slim style!

    For some crazy reason, fashion designers want guys to...

  • I kind of cringed when I read the article, especially the conclusion about losing a couple of pounds to accomodate the slim style!

    For some crazy reason, fashion designers want guys to...

  • At first I kind of cringed when they told me they didn't believe -- ironic, isn't it -- exactly because of the society we live in.

    Losing My Religion

  • I kind of cringed when he started in, but I ended up liking the critique, in part because the singer used a lightly mocking tone calling the behavior "really freakin 'lame".

    Unfogged

  • I kind of cringed when he started in, but I ended up liking the critique, in part because the singer used a lightly mocking tone calling the behavior "really freakin 'lame".

    Unfogged

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