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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flinch.


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  • Pasolini (who was murdered shortly after the movie's completion) structures this political allegory using Dante's Divine Comedy, and never flinches from the sequences of torture and madness, making the movie all the more disturbing.

    Scary Movie Ten

  • Schelling ultimately flinches from the most radical implications of his own anthropomorphisms, so that the alternative genealogy of desire to which I have so briefly referred here functions like a Kristevan genotext within the phenotext of the Freedom essay.

    Mourning Becomes Theory: Schelling and the Absent Body of Philosophy

  • He "flinches" when he hears his work called advocacy (I believe that he meant "wince" or "cringe" but, hey, who gets the big bucks for putting words together?); she countered by pointing out that he often directs readers to his favorite charities when riding his Sudan hobby - horse.

    ON THE MEDIA Fawns Over Sweatshop-Loving Kristof

  • It's no mere coincidence that he "flinches" in other areas.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • In regards to and with regards to are quite common in spoken English but much less so in edited English, where their appearance is apt to provoke flinches and howls of outrage from precisionists – except, of course, where an elliptical with regards to indicates personal consideration:

    With regard to ‘regarding’

  • She flinches, and for a moment I see the sheen of tears in her eyes.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • We can eat our burritos in silence, staring at one another with eyebrows raised until someone flinches.

    Scott Janssen: Chic-fil-A Ruined My Relationship

  • “Elder?” a voice asks, and she flinches, staring around her.

    Fire The Sky

  • The bartender is like a dog who's been rescued from an abusive home by the ASCPA; he flinches involuntarily at first, surprised that he's not being beaten with his Old Mr. Boston Mixology book.

    Undine Spragg, International Cocktail Bitch

  • It's getting noisy now at Qualcomm and Chris Clark flinches, dragging his team all the way back inside the four before the drive has even started.

    Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers - as it happened


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