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synonyms for wincing

  • back off
  • blanch
  • cower
  • cringe
  • flinch
  • grimace
  • recoil
  • blench
  • dodge
  • duck
  • jib
  • quail
  • shrink
  • shy
  • start
  • swerve
  • turn
  • make a face
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antonyms for wincing

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  • face
  • meet
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How to use wincing in a sentence

How long we stayed praying for rescue, yet wincing already at the laugh that would come with it, I shall never know.
FAMOUS ADVENTURES AND PRISON ESCAPES OF THE CIVIL WARVARIOUS
Master sate pale and wincing, as I've seen a pore soldier under the cat.
MEMOIRS OF MR. CHARLES J. YELLOWPLUSHWILLIAM MAKEPEACE THACKERAY
Nigel, however willing to conceal his sensations, could not avoid gratifying his tormentor by wincing under the operation.
THE FORTUNES OF NIGELSIR WALTER SCOTT
“Beautiful as you are corrupt and cruel,” said Lydia, without wincing.
THE DARK HOUSEGEORG MANVILLE FENN
"I'll attend to it right away," Mr. Wordsley said, wincing a little as he wriggled free.
THE MAROONERCHARLES A. STEARNS
"On the altar," corrected Tempest, wincing at the sound of the word which he connected with the Low Church party.
THE PAGAN'S CUPFERGUS HUME
I had seen her wincing and shivering there in her outraged nudity at one of the Goldmark "crushes."
TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTSEDITH WHARTON
Ye–es,” said the lad, wincing; “just as if some one was boring a hole through my shoulder with a red-hot ramrod.
!TENTIONGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
“To be sure we will,” said Punch cheerfully, as he wrenched himself a little over, wincing with pain the while.
!TENTIONGEORGE MANVILLE FENN
Catherine's cry of pain and fright came, and I listened as my mind reconstructed it this time without wincing.
HIGHWAYS IN HIDINGGEORGE OLIVER SMITH
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