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You think he might have gone shrinkingly on such an errand.
Occasionally, some youth among them who has over- eaten himself, or has been worried by dogs, trots shrinkingly homeward, like a prodigal son: but this is a rare case: perfect self-possession and self-reliance, and immovable composure, being their foremost attributes.
The fair little face, touched with divine compassion, as it peeped shrinkingly through the grate, was like an angel's in the prison.