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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. having eyes half closed in order to see better


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  • Even Oliver stumbled in, half asleep in his football pajamas, with his eyes squinched from the light my parents flicked on.

    The Nature of Jade

  • The next thing Charlie knew, his erstwhile guide, red bathrobe and all, was hunkered down, eyes squinched closed, feeling about frantically on the floor.

    Arcana Magi - c.1: Oryn Zentharis, Seeker of the Truth

  • Her face was squinched up as she squinted and peered, trying to find me.

    The House at Sugar Beach

  • April 22nd, 2010 at 2: 16 pm tombaker says: this weekend, as crowds converge to observe Earth Day in DC and hundreds of other cities around the US and the world, the ‘baggers will get to see what real mainstream, grassroots activism looks like. my guess is they’ll spend the weekend with their eyes squinched shut and their fingers in their ears, shouting “lalalalalalalalalalalala” as loud as they can.

    Think Progress » Gingrich: Tea Parties are ‘likely to end up as the militant wing of the Republican Party.’

  • Here was a funny squiggle rubbed to a dull brown, but if she squinched her eyes almost shut, it sort of resembled the sketch Geordie had given her to memorize.

    Earl of Durkness

  • But the candidate squinched up his face in concentration, as if racing through various programming alternatives.

    In the Plex

  • I opened my squinched eyes to find him watching me, as if to say, And why did you stop the scratching?

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • Quality-wise, "Pig Business" is more passion than production values, but it is affecting - a film best seen on an empty stomach and through squinched eyes.

    Saturday Conversation: The Marchioness of Worcester

  • Much is a blur, but print, squinched at through just the right part of her bifocals, fills her morning.


  • When Rome jiggled my arm back and forth, I squinched my eyes shut and swallowed the nausea.

    No Mercy


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