slink away

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He wavered, and started to slink away, but Tom seized him and said:
Don't imagine, though, it was cowardice made me slink away from the officer; I never have been a coward at heart, though I have always been a coward in action.
I did not slink away through cowardice, but through an unbounded vanity.
The lion might stalk them until hungry again; but the chances were that if not angered he would soon tire of the sport, and slink away to his jungle lair.
Why should I slink away without having carried out my commission, and without the payment which was my due?
Scots will still descend on France next summer, but mercifully will slink away as soon as Andy Murray (below) exits the French Open.
All Ali can do is to apologise, mention his poor memory and slink away, hoping that she will put it down to a late-night flight.
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And the one where it's never occurred to the children to actually deliver a 'trick' if they don't get a treat; instead they simply slink away with sad little faces to go Halloween.
12 ( ANI ): Researchers have found that Wild Asian elephants slink away when they hear a tiger roar but trumpet and growl before retreating from leopard growls.
RIVER CITY Funeral preparations for Michael take place but Gabriel is desperate to slink away, leaving most of the work to Leyla.
It is supposed to come from the French word esquiver, meaning to dodge or slink away.