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


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  • Gawain flinched, and the woman slapped her leg with a burst of laughter.

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  • And for all these years, the right wingers acted like he was unflinching: It is very hard to avoid the conclusion that President Bush flinched from a fight on constitutional philosophy.


  • "What's that?" he started a little, and she saw at once that, although she had used her most delicate weapon, he had flinched from the first touch of the blade.

    The Miller of Old Church

  • God knows what heavy sadness had worn her soul through the months in which she had never for a moment flinched from the knowledge that a whole world lay between herself and him.

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  • Call flinched as if he had been slapped, or jabbed with a pin.

    Comanche Moon

  • Call flinched when she said the word “son,” as if she had never had a doubt that Newt was his.

    The Lonesome Dove Series

  • At the mention of the title he flinched and moved back on the bed.

    Blood Test

  • A few people nearby us kind of flinched, but then went back to their affairs.

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  • His first team went 4-8, but he knows full well it would have been 6-6 had some of his kids not "flinched," as he put it, and thus blown big second-half leads against Wyoming and UNLV.

    Fore, right!

  • But as he "flinched" from the shots, his own rifle went off accidentally and wounded Raposo, said Sandham. Top Stories


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