And a voice that could did not shrink from speaking truth to power.
Did you try that positive visualization your shrink suggested?
President Obama's answer to the question is to rely heavily on the lapse of the Bush tax cuts and to shrink the defense budget.
According to USDA economic statistics, over the next 20 years U.S. share of world GDP will shrink from 26 percent to 22 percent.
The underlying economic factors that cause deficits to shrink often create circumstances that push them to shrink even faster.
Like her husband, she was of a spirit that did not shrink from duty when she knew it.
And yet, though I shrink from the idea of fighting, I might in some way help those who are.
I had learned to bear this, and more; to save myself pain I had come to shrink from exposing my real self to her.
She was not conscious—how could she be and not shrink from my caress?
Happy to serve in the cause, he should shrink from no labor and no exposure.
Old English scrincan "to draw in the limbs, contract, shrivel up; wither, pine away" (class III strong verb; past tense scranc, past participle scruncen), from Proto-Germanic *skrink- (cf. Middle Dutch schrinken), probably from PIE root *(s)ker- (3) "to turn, bend."
Originally with causal shrench (cf. drink/drench). Sense of "become reduced in size" recorded from late 13c. The meaning "draw back, recoil" (early 14c.) perhaps was suggested by the behavior of snails. Transitive sense, "cause to shrink" is from late 14c. Shrink-wrap is attested from 1961 (shrinking-wrap from 1959). Shrinking violet "shy person" attested from 1882.