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unflinching

[uhn-flin-ching] /ʌnˈflɪn tʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not flinching; unshrinking:
unflinching courage.
Origin of unflinching
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; un-1 + flinch1 + -ing2
Related forms
unflinchingly, adverb
Synonyms
steady, constant, steadfast, unfaltering.
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  • Now I must be a man, and walk erect, unflinching, to the sacrifice.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • Kirkwood turned to meet her onslaught with a mien grave, determined, unflinching.

    The Black Bag Louis Joseph Vance
  • Almamen gazed at these dread preparations with an unflinching aspect.

    Leila, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Rachel continued to watch him, with the same bright and unflinching gaze.

  • The captain started, peered into his captive's unflinching countenance.

    Slaves of Mercury Nat Schachner
British Dictionary definitions for unflinching

unflinching

/ʌnˈflɪntʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not shrinking from danger, difficulty, etc
Derived Forms
unflinchingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for unflinching
adj.

1728, from un- (1) "not" + gerundive of flinch (v.). Related: Unflinchingly.

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