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I clutched him by the arm so tightly that he winced under it and had to exert his strength to throw me off.
PHAROS, THE EGYPTIANGUY NEWELL BOOTHBY
In this book he said some bitter things about Life which it would have winced to hear, had it been alive.
THE KING OF SCHNORRERSISRAEL ZANGWILL
Long after the chattering voice was still, Harriet, out on the balcony, remembered the phrase and winced.
HARRIET AND THE PIPERKATHLEEN NORRIS
At this blunt declaration, so new and so offensive to him, Mr. Hardie winced, and stopped bewildered.
HARD CASHCHARLES READE
He laid the damask napkin across his knees, and winced at the touch of it, as at the caress of a long-forgotten hand.
MRS. TREELAURA E. RICHARDS
He winced visibly, half sorry that he had set her mind in that direction.
Paul had winced for a moment to avoid the missive; in the next he stood perfectly upright.
PAUL CLIFFORD, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
He winced a little, also, when he remembered that he was regarded as one of the heroes of the great battle of Stamford bridge.
NED, THE SON OF WEBBWILLIAM O. STODDARD
Prince Andrew winced and, clutching his head, went out and sat down on a sofa in the next room.
WAR AND PEACELEO TOLSTOY
Evelyn winced as if he had been struck, and Madge came quickly off the platform.
THE ANGEL OF PAINE. F. BENSON