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synonyms for flinched

  • balk
  • blanch
  • blink
  • cower
  • cringe
  • recoil
  • avoid
  • blench
  • crouch
  • duck
  • elude
  • escape
  • eschew
  • evade
  • flee
  • quail
  • recede
  • retire
  • retreat
  • shirk
  • shrink
  • shun
  • start
  • swerve
  • withdraw
  • draw back
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antonyms for flinched

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  • advance
  • face
  • forge
  • meet
  • remain
  • stay
  • stretch
  • take on
  • confront
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How to use flinched in a sentence

Pederson then straightened up slowly, a muscle in his face flinched and then he smiled—with all but his eyes.
WE'RE FRIENDS, NOWHENRY HASSE
Cash flinched again, wavered, swallowed twice, and got up so abruptly that Lovin Child sat down again with a plunk.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
His whole appearance revealed terrific passions, and an audacity that flinched at nothing.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
Leonard looked at her, and for some reason his eyes flinched.
FOUR DAYSHETTY HEMENWAY
Under this imputation on her straightness Miriam flinched but for an instant.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
She flinched a little, but his air of abstraction reassured her.
THE SECRET WITNESSGEORGE GIBBS
The custode glanced at her as she drew near and I thought he flinched.
CASTELLINARIAHENRY FESTING JONES
They would not have flinched if the ship had gone down before superior gun power.
THE LOST WARSHIPROBERT MOORE WILLIAMS
"I see what's come, sir," said Sutton, and though he was white under his stains he never flinched.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
He reached with his good hand for hers, seeking the comfort of a human touch, but she flinched instinctively away.
THE COLORS OF SPACEMARION ZIMMER BRADLEY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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