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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of feint.


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  • In prize-ring parlance, Jimmy had "feinted" his opponent into a lead, then taken prompt advantage to "counter."

    The Auction Block

  • He occasionally feinted, shook his head when the weight of a punch landed, and moved stolidly about, never leaping or springing or wasting an ounce of strength.


  • He feinted with his left, drew the answering duck and swinging upward hook, then made the half-step backward, delivered the upper cut full to the face and crumpled Sandel over to the mat.


  • On the one hand, the authorities have feinted in the direction of creating a Syrian "perestroika," announcing reforms a new constitution, promising to free prisoners, ending travel restrictions against opposition figures, calling for a national dialogue, a multi-party system, etc., while at the same time using lethal force and mass arrests against demonstrators, and positioning snipers and thugs to exact a deadly toll.

    James Zogby: What Is at Stake in Syria

  • The boys feinted boldness, made as if to block the girls' path, but the Americans barreled on with squared shoulders.

    Two Poets

  • The possessed succubus flipped backward as if anticipating his move, and when he feinted to the left, she was right there to angle past.

    My Fair Succubi

  • Noah feinted to the left and grabbed Zane by the shoulders, throwing him forward into a telephone pole.

    My Fair Succubi

  • She feinted and spun around behind him, swinging her joined fists at his kidney.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • She feinted left, then ducked to the right, sprinting past him—

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • He flipped out the inner circle and, hefting the lance, feinted at the ocean.

    The One Handed Rower of Myonnesus « A Fly in Amber


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