I did not slink
away through cowardice, but through an unbounded vanity.
Rifles were ranked so far away that an enemy could not slink
into the town by any detour; therefore it was vain to return to the city by any remote course.
Appearances are everything, so far as human opinion goes, and the man who will walk down Piccadilly arm in arm with the most notorious scamp in London, provided he is a well-dressed one, will slink
up a back street to say a couple of words to a seedy-looking gentleman.
Why should she slink
about as if it were she who had disgraced herself?
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.
When anything particularly difficult or nasty had to be done- to push a cart out of the mud with one's shoulders, pull a horse out of a swamp by its tail, skin it, slink
in among the French, or walk more than thirty miles in a day- everybody pointed laughingly at Tikhon.
As a black released his messenger of death he would slink
behind the sheltering stem of the tree he had selected, nor would he again aim until a watchful eye told him that none was looking toward his tree.
It must never fight like a rat in a corner, because it must never be rat-like and slink
into a corner.
He waited his opportunity to slink
out of camp to the woods.
They will slink
back to their kennels in disgrace, or perchance run wild and strike a league with the wolf and the fox.
In the first ecstasy of having a garden all my own, and in my burning impatience to make the waste places blossom like a rose, I did one warm Sunday in last year's April during the servants' dinner hour, doubly secure from the gardener by the day and the dinner, slink
out with a spade and a rake and feverishly dig a little piece of ground and break it up and sow surreptitious ipomaea, and run back very hot and guilty into the house, and get into a chair and behind a book and look languid just in time to save my reputation.
He resembles the pitiful drivellers whom travellers describe as frequenting the bazaars of Constantinople, who skulk about all day, yellow, emaciated, ragged, sneaking; and at evening, when the bazaars are open, slink
to the opium-shop, swallow their morsel and become tranquil and glorified seers.
Flashman and one or two others slink
away; the rest, ashamed and sorry, bend over Tom or run for water, while East darts off for the housekeeper.
A new will teach I unto men: to choose that path which man hath followed blindly, and to approve of it--and no longer to slink
aside from it, like the sick and perishing!
You can't hope to slink
past a cunning, wide-awake, evil brute like he was.