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.
The narrator of Brazilian writer Joao Gilberto Noll's Atlantic Hotel tears his way through Brazil, adopting personas and crafting backstories to suit whatever he sets his sights on, until his wandering and deception place him in a situation where he is unable to slink away.
While I usually slink away as my husband and son cheer the Indian team, during the last match in London this summer, I had every reason to cheer loudly while Ayaz and Shahzain sulked quietly
However, Val is deeply concerned that James might be anchoring his entire recovery to an animal, who could slink away just as quickly as he arrived.
However, Val is concerned that James might be anchoring his entire recovery to an animal, who could slink away just as quickly as he arrived.
Preferring the comfort of just resting on his local laurels to the very real peril of dealing with big-time criminal syndicates that lord it over the entire country, Duterte has every reason to slink away from an awesome and terrifying job.
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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