Part of speech: verb

To shrink back; quail.

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Usage examples "blench":

  1. Or," she added, as if she could not bear to see him blench, " he could think so. - "The Coast of Bohemia", William Dean Howells.
  2. Yet now Daniel, on perhaps a couple of fine mornings a week, in full Square, with Fan sitting behind on the cold stones, and Mr. Critchlow ironic at his door in a long white apron, would entertain Samuel Povey for half an hour with Pan's most intimate lore, and Samuel Povey would not blench. - "The Old Wives' Tale", Arnold Bennett.
  3. It did not blench, and I began to wonder if, after all, he might not be honest. - "The Princess Passes", Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson.