Conservative columnist Reihan Salam suggested that GOP-backed minimum wage discussions might be feints for appearances only.
Such are the resources, the feints, the stratagems, the foibles of love!
Very good; then you must force him to it by feints, or by threatening to attack.
No mistakes were made—no feints or false motions; and there was no resistance by the victims.
And the feints made by Lee and Jackson will be our attacks in force.
He ought, he told himself, to plan his battle and keep his mind on feints and leads.
He greeted his fellow-sufferer first with hisses and then with threats and feints of war.
The Captain tried all devices, forced marches, and feints on other pueblos, but to no purpose.
There are three kinds of ripostes: direct, with feints and after a pause.
Various little attacks on some part of the enemy's position—some real, some only feints—had taken place.
1670s, "a false show, a pretended blow," from French feinte "a feint, sham," abstract noun from Old French feint (13c.) "false, deceitful," originally fem. past participle of feindre (see feign).
Borrowed late 13c. as adjective, but now obsolete in that sense. Also as a noun in Middle English with sense "false-heartedness" (early 14c.), also "bodily weakness" (c.1400).
c.1300, feinten, "to deceive, pretend," also "become feeble or exhausted; to lack spirit or courage," from feint (adj.); see feint (n.). Cf. Old French feintir "be slow, delay." Sense of "to make a sham attack" is first attested 1833. Related: Feinted; feinting.