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He doesn’t flinch at questions about being identified as a key offender in one of the game’s most infamous cheating scandals during his former job as bench coach of the Houston Astros.
ALEX CORA, LEADING RED SOX INTO A PROMISING FUTURE, ANSWERS FOR HIS PAST IN HOUSTONCHELSEA JANESMAY 31, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She leaned in and corrected the line of silver above Taylor Jo’s right eye, disturbed a little by the girl’s flinch.
HOW A RURAL VIRGINIA TOWN CAME TOGETHER FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE PANDEMIC PROMHANNAH NATANSONMAY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
No plans or preparation would have gotten me ready for this kind of adversity, but like I told my wife, we can’t flinch.
COLTS PUNTER RIGOBERTO SANCHEZ SAYS HE’LL HAVE SURGERY TO REMOVE CANCEROUS TUMORMATT BONESTEELNOVEMBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It landed with a sound that made me physically flinch, but it remained totally unscathed after landing on its back.
THE IPHONE 12 PRO IS A BIG UPGRADE EVEN WITHOUT THE 5G HYPESTAN HORACZEKOCTOBER 28, 2020POPULAR SCIENCE
Her quiet eyes, held by his during the spell that had bound them speechless, did not flinch at the breaking of it.
UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
From where he sat watching—curious to see what Cash would do—Bud saw him flinch and stiffen as a man does under pain.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
He too must work; he must not trust altogether to Texas Smith; the scoundrel might flinch, or might fail.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
Two bullets went through the boy's hat; then a splinter cut through his clothes; still he did not flinch.
STORIES OF OUR NAVAL HEROESVARIOUS
To tell you the truth, it was something terrible, but though I didn't like it I wouldn't flinch.
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
I wad na flinch from that, Geordie, if I might be a great man first.
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW

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