But it was hard not to cringe as the Precious costar basically gave herself a full-body patdown on camera.
We are meant to cringe at the sight of a photo of an all-black classroom and ask cynically where the white kids are.
Most professors do cringe at Fox News and would rather it didn't exist.
Just the idea of trying on a dress that was one size larger than she believed she should be made her cringe.
Vicki [Gunvalson, of the Orange County edition] said, 'I really sort of behaved in a way that, when I see it, I cringe.
I could neither fawn nor cringe, and the Baronet, who was a high-spirited man himself, loved me for my independence.
An expression of the deepest humility and cringe was on his battered countenance.
She was inclined to cringe before all humanity like a beaten dog.
They expect to cringe; if they are not compelled to do so, they are very likely to forget their place.
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.