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  • v. Present participle of feint.


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  • Constantinople, a stronger than thou, send him hither and tell him of me, for in wrestling there are divers kinds of strokes and tricks, such as feinting and the fore-tripe and the back-tripe and the leg-crick and the thigh-twist and the jostle and the cross-buttock. "

    The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, Volume II

  • Beyond feinting and several slowly delivered and ineffectual blows he did nothing save block and stall and clinch.


  • Vance had no show whatever, as Del well knew, who played with him, feinting, attacking, retreating, dazzling, and disappearing every now and again out of his field of vision in a most exasperating way.

    CHAPTER 15

  • Team Obama responded to the protest by feinting back to the center, if not the right, in the actual speech.

    Deconstructing Obama

  • Cooper was definitely on the defensive, feinting when Maggie snapped at him and rolling when she pounced.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • They start a mile apart, and advance on each other, taking advantage of cover, retreating, circling, feinting -- anything and everything permissible.

    Chapter 26

  • He shifted his weight, feinting left and then dashing right.

    The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

  • Once in office, Obama was pressured to work in a bipartisan fashion by a press corps that clutched its pearls and ran to the feinting couch should there be any investigation into Bush wrongdoing.

    Matthew Yglesias » Obama and Reagan

  • That they manage to portray their pearl-clutching and feinting as machismo is a miracle of public relations and media manipulation.

    Matthew Yglesias » Mitch McConnell vs the FBI

  • Tell him just to roll the ball out and not to rush about feinting and pointing and attempting complex tactical semaphores.

    Can Joe Hart save himself from the curse of the England keeper? | Barney Ronay


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