Definition of Flinches

1. Verb. (third-person singular of flinch) ¹



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Definition of Flinches

1. flinch [v] - See also: flinch

Lexicographical Neighbors of Flinches

flimped
flimping
flimps
flims
flimsier
flimsies
flimsiest
flimsily
flimsiness
flimsinesses
flimsy
flinch
flinched
flincher
flinchers
flinches (current term)
flinching
flinchingly
flincht
flinchy
flinder
flindermice
flindermouse
flinders
flindosa
flindosy
fling off
flinger
flingers

Literary usage of Flinches

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"... to think whether the assassination of minister* will be countenanced by your country. And you ought to come to a resolution that the man who flinches ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"flinches. A boys' game. This is played by a number of boys placing their caps ... If a boy flinches or takes his hand away, he suffers three shots more for ..."

3. A Glossary of Words and Phrases Used in S. E. Worcestershire, Together with by Jesse Salisbury (1894)
"flinches. A boys' game. This is played by a number of boys placing their caps ... If a boy flinches or takes his hand away, he suffers three shots more for ..."

4. A List of Words and Phrases in Every-day Use by the Natives of Hetton-le by Francis Milnes Temple Palgrave (1896)
"flinches. A boys' game. This is played by a number of boys placing their caps ... If a boy flinches or takes his hand away, he suffers three shots more for ..."

5. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1861)
"Fill high the chalice, we 'll drain it low : Ho ! brim the chalice, we '11 top it high ; Who flinches at life, will fear to die. ..."

6. The Polish Jew: His Social and Economic Value by Beatrice C. Baskerville (1906)
"That silent defenceless army, though always defeated, never loses, never flinches nor turns back, no matter how strong the fortress or how large the ..."

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