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 Meanings and Examples of SHRINK
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shrink
 v.  become smaller or draw together; compress
Classic Sentence: (50 in 4 pages)
1  I looked at her again by and by, and saw her shrink into her corner, and put her gloved hand to her forehead.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
2  Its only sign of animation was to shrink from mine; and then she glided from the chair, and creeping to the other side of her uncle, bowed herself, silently and trembling still, upon his breast.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30. A LOSS
3  I saw him set it down, look at the picture she was so like, put his hand to his forehead, and shrink back in his elbow-chair.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
4  Dolly did not shrink away, but her face did not lose its frigid expression.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 19
5  He turned his head and gave her one look, a look that made her drop his arm and shrink back.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
6  He leaned over her with a sudden savagery which made her shrink back against the fence.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
7  But the effect produced was that of making Mrs. Peniston shrink back apprehensively.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
8  It appeared as if the delicate and sensitive form of Alice would shrink into itself, as she listened to this proposal.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
9  The sudden legend startled his blood: he seemed to feel the absent students of the college about him and to shrink from their company.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 2
10  There may be a solemn duty; and if it come we must not shrink from it.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
11  It may be ordained that we have many nights and days to follow, if full of peril; but we must go on, and from no danger shall we shrink.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
12  Were death, or the fear of death, the only thing that stood in the way I would not shrink to die here, now, amidst the friends who love me.
Dracula By Bram Stoker
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
13  And I saw him shrink away among the people.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI
14  I see," said Wamba, after a short pause, "that the fool must be still the fool, and put his neck in the venture which wise men shrink from.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
15  "You must not shrink from me, dear Clym," said Thomasin earnestly, in that sweet voice of hers which came to a sufferer like fresh air into a Black Hole.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 1 "Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery"
Example Sentence:
1  While the seamen, pointing fingers, shrink in dread, and cry, 'Turn back!”
2  She waited for a few minutes to see if she was going to shrink any further.
3  When you choose pants you should remember that some fabric with a tendency to shrink.
4  We believe that extensions of law enforcement will lead inevitably to tyranny, so power of police should be shrink as possible.
5  Mankind censure injustice, fearing that they may be the victims of it and not because they shrink from commintting it.
6  Your sweater will shrink if you wash it at too high a temperature.
7  We must not shrink from the legitimate use of force if we are to remain credible.
8  I looked into a certain corner near, half-expecting to see the slim outline of a once dreaded switch which used to lurk there, waiting to leap out imp-like and lace my quivering palm or shrinking neck.
9  The main hurdle is the competition and a shrinking market for short fiction.
10  She got up and went to the table to measure herself by it, and found that, as nearly as she could guess, she was now about two feet high, and was going on shrinking rapidly.
11  The department has been shrinking year by year because of budget cuts.
12  Economic shrinking has finally been overpassed now.
13  The market for their products is shrinking.
14  I'm worried about washing that shirt in case it shrinks.