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The woman might have remained in Sunset—and Ford flinched at the thought.
THE UPHILL CLIMBB. M. BOWER
Gomez flinched, but recovered his calm with a quickness that showed Walthew he had a dangerous antagonist.
THE COAST OF ADVENTUREHAROLD BINDLOSS
High and low alike, none knew where the blow might fall, but all flinched at it.
LITTLE NOVELS OF ITALYMAURICE HENRY HEWLETT
I marked that they flinched nervously, like dbutantes, before the volleys of friendly applause from the crowd.
He flinched, for his pride was touched, but he knew Amlie was right.
THE GOLDEN DOGWILLIAM KIRBY
She flinched a little, but his air of abstraction reassured her.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
My hand fell on her shoulder; and if she had flinched I verily believe I would have shaken her.
She flinched and misted a cloud of aerosol capsicum ahead of her.
MAKERSCORY DOCTOROW
She had flinched from it out of mere cowardice—it was a fall.
THE MERMAIDLILY DOUGALL
If one of them flinched under the cruel blows, he would not get his horse, but would be sent home on foot and in disgrace.