Origin of flinch1
OTHER WORDS FROM flinchflincher, nounflinch·ing·ly, adverb
Other definitions for flinch (2 of 2)
How to use flinch in a sentence
You probably flinched when you first heard that your group became locked in combat with other Muslims more than it was with Assad.An Ex-Radical's Open Letter to ISIS Fighters: Quit Now While You Can!|Maajid Nawaz|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The normally cool and calm director of the CIA, John Brennan, may have flinched Tuesday.
At the [Israeli] embassy he took two bullets and he never flinched.Ahdaf Soueif’s Cairo: Remembering A City Wracked By The Arab Spring|Ahdaf Soueif|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whereas with this video, because it is so incredibly colorful, they never flinched.
When Roberts opted for restraint, they were distressed, as though he had somehow flinched from his duty.The Media Man-Crush on John Roberts, Conservative Who Saved Obamacare|Howard Kurtz|July 2, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Pederson then straightened up slowly, a muscle in his face flinched and then he smiled—with all but his eyes.We're Friends, Now|Henry Hasse
Cash flinched again, wavered, swallowed twice, and got up so abruptly that Lovin Child sat down again with a plunk.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
His whole appearance revealed terrific passions, and an audacity that flinched at nothing.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
Leonard looked at her, and for some reason his eyes flinched.Four Days|Hetty Hemenway
Under this imputation on her straightness Miriam flinched but for an instant.The Tragic Muse|Henry James