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LIAM O'NEILL admitted he cringed as a small minority of the crowd failed to observe a minute's silence prior to last Sunday's All-Ireland hurling final.
"I cried, laughed and cringed when I saw last Sunday's programme.
Ms Wood said: "I'm sure many Lib Dems will have cringed when witnessing the love-in between David Cameron and Nick Clegg at the press conference in the garden of Number 10.
2 : to show disgust or embarrassment at something <He cringed at the suggestion of eating liver.>
When my circuitous research finally revealed the identity of the first slave-owner who was also an ancestor of mine, I cringed and wishing it wasn't so.
I cringed a little when I wrote a nonrefundable check for the trip.
I greatly enjoyed and mostly concurred with Jeremy Rifkin's comparison of the American quality of life versus the European ("Learning from Europe," cover story, March/April 2005), but I cringed when I read that "...
I cringed at the amount of fear that has been spread about the Middle East and Muslims by these so-called "scholars." Karen Armstrong was the only ray of light for Muslims who sought a more nuanced, moderate view of Muslims and the conflict.