After all that, most would have slunk away for a few months to recuperate on some island somewhere.
By sharp contrast, the main contenders in the Labour leadership race have slunk away from the Blair memoir and its prescriptions.
Williams could have slunk off into the shadows in shame, which no doubt many people at the time expected her to do.
Dubya, meanwhile, slunk out of Washington with an approval rating of 22 percent, the least popular president in 70 years.
He took off his coat, and slunk to his armchair, where he began to take off his boots.
He rose to his feet, muttered something about his time coming, and slunk out.
Then he stood staring them uncomprisingly in the face, until they had slunk away.
He shut his eyes twice, and slunk sullenly back to his place.
At this, instead of starting down the mountain for the mitten, he slunk slowly away toward home.
After tea I slunk away to the nursery, and sat staring into the fire.
Old English slincan "to creep, crawl" (of reptiles), from Proto-Germanic *slinkan (cf. Swedish slinka "to glide," Dutch slinken "to shrink, shrivel;" related to sling (v.)). Of persons, attested from late 14c. Related: Slinked; slinking.