verb (used without object), winced, winc·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM wincewinc·er, nounwinc·ing·ly, adverbwinc·ing·ness, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for winced
Up 6–5 in the fourth set and serving for the match, Murray paused for a moment and winced before returning a shot.
Malika winced at the sound of her own heels clacking on the sidewalk.
And Dennis Rodman's college professor must have winced reading about Dennis' best seller.
I clutched him by the arm so tightly that he winced under it and had to exert his strength to throw me off.Pharos, The Egyptian|Guy Newell Boothby
In this book he said some bitter things about Life which it would have winced to hear, had it been alive.The King of Schnorrers|Israel Zangwill
Long after the chattering voice was still, Harriet, out on the balcony, remembered the phrase and winced.Harriet and the Piper|Kathleen Norris
At this blunt declaration, so new and so offensive to him, Mr. Hardie winced, and stopped bewildered.Hard Cash|Charles Reade
He laid the damask napkin across his knees, and winced at the touch of it, as at the caress of a long-forgotten hand.Mrs. Tree|Laura E. Richards