verb (used without object), winced, winc·ing.
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Origin of wince1
OTHER WORDS FROM wincewinc·er, nounwinc·ing·ly, adverbwinc·ing·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for wincing
He gives me a certain face, you know this “wincing of the heart,” that “ah” moment.
Listening to the results is like letting someone pet your dog, then wincing as they pet his fur against the grain.
I keep asking myself why yesterday, given his wincing candor about so much else.The Strange Timing of Sugar Ray Leonard's Sex-Abuse Story|Buzz Bissinger|May 19, 2011|DAILY BEAST
"Don't humiliate him," Wilson says, wincing, as Stiller cluelessly puts it on the pooch's head.
You want to wake up in the morning and not feel sick and wincing at what happened the night before.
I felt that I was taking in Miss Merivale's tone and words and meaning with a wincing suspicious glance.The Doctor's Daughter|"Vera"
"Seems to me you could have grabbed the seat," objected Joe, wincing with pain.Baseball Joe in the Big League|Lester Chadwick
“To be sure we will,” said Punch cheerfully, as he wrenched himself a little over, wincing with pain the while.!Tention|George Manville Fenn
"I daresay she has been used to live expensively," Mr Proctor said to himself, wincing a little in his own mind at the thought.The Perpetual Curate|Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Wincing with pain and limping, he came closer to the window, boiling with rage.Bound to Succeed|Allen Chapman