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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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  • She met my eye as unflinchingly as if her bosom had been steeled with conscious innocence.

  • I say that he went on unflinchingly, and surely no goat could have climbed quicker than he did.

    The House Under the Sea

    Sir Max Pemberton
  • He could have faced death as he had faced it before, unflinchingly; that was all in the day's work.

    The Finding of Haldgren Charles Willard Diffin
  • "They would have hung him at the yard-arm, as he deserved," said Hurlstone unflinchingly.

  • Three pairs of eyes watched him as he entered, but he faced them unflinchingly.

    The Cheerful Smugglers Ellis Parker Butler
  • His face was drawn and white, but he faced me unflinchingly.

    Romance of Roman Villas

    Elizabeth W. (Elizbeth Williams) Champney
  • It was her gift to make comfort about her while she followed her own will unflinchingly.

    Winning the Wilderness Margaret Hill McCarter
British Dictionary definitions for unflinchingly

unflinching

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

unflinching

adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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