Finally, Cleese goose-steps out of the dining room as the hapless Germans cringe and sob.
We are meant to cringe at the sight of a photo of an all-black classroom and ask cynically where the white kids are.
The representative from Iowa made us cringe not once, but twice this week when discussing his favorite topic, immigration.
Which is why I cringe when I hear some of the so-called pundits calling controllers lazy, overpaid prima donnas.
Most professors do cringe at Fox News and would rather it didn't exist.
I could neither fawn nor cringe, and the Baronet, who was a high-spirited man himself, loved me for my independence.
They cringe till they find out there's nothing for them, and then they snarl.
She was inclined to cringe before all humanity like a beaten dog.
To do Crump justice, he does not cringe now to great people.
The captives were pale and seemed to cringe from the pale interrogation light.
early 13c., from causative of Old English cringan "give way, fall (in battle), become bent," from Proto-Germanic *krank- "bend, curl up" (cf. Old Norse kringr, Dutch kring, German Kring "circle, ring"). Related: Cringed; cringing. As a noun from 1590s.