from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of wince.
  • n. The act by which someone winces; a grimace.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of washing cloth, dipping it in dye, etc., with a wince.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Kicking; hence, skittish; lively.


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  • Without warning, without a change of expression or twitch of his body, Alnersans smashed his empty beer up against my end-table, Alnersans then took one of the slivers of glass and gouged out the last of the LEDs, Despite wincing from the pain, Alnersans let out a low chuckle as the glow of the light slowly faded.

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  • The news that Sachin Tendulkar has been voted the greatest cricketer of all time, by a landslide in an Australian newspaper poll, would have, until recently, elicited from me a kind of wincing, squinting chafing at the cerebral lobe that controls the urge to enter into ill-advised and unwinnable contrarian debates.

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  • GREENE: And Jeter himself leaps away from home plate dramatically clutching his wrist, kind of wincing in pain.

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  • Another friend from the time recalls wincing at Generosa’s efforts with the children.

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  • Time's Arrow shortly before the Book Club event, with some "wincing" at the

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  • And there are just enough of those moments to inspire a kind of wincing nostalgia for all the performing arts kids, who seemed to crash and burn at a much higher rate than they should have.


  • Politico's Jonathan Martin wrote today that conservatives were "wincing" at the notion of paying a politician for the privilege of speaking to people in the vaulted first caucus state.

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  • Inez braked and Yetta scrambled out, wincing as the slush on the street soaked through the holes in her boots.


  • Maybe Bill Maher could just have it explained to him by one of the agnostic physicists who say the same thing, and then he can be depressed without wincing.

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  • For a guy it's really tough to take a bite into it without wincing and cringing and buckling at the knees.

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