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Word: wince

Definition: move back suddenly; shrink back; flinch; Ex. She winced as she touched the cold body.


Sentences Containing 'wince'

'It was a--it was a pull,' said Traddles, with his usual wince at that expression.
Other nations have been called thin skinned, but the citizens of the Union have, apparently, no skins at all; they wince if a breeze blows over them, unless it be tempered with adulation.
The candle was on the floor, and there they all was, looking at me, and me at them, for about a quarter of a minute: Three big men with guns pointed at me, which made me wince, I tell you; the oldest, gray and about sixty, the other two thirty or more--all of them fine and handsome --and the sweetest old gray-headed lady, and back of her two young women which I couldn't see right well.

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