What does the word blench mean?

Usage examples for blench

  1. Or," she added, as if she could not bear to see him blench, " he could think so. – The Coast of Bohemia by 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 by Arnold Bennett
  3. It did not blench, and I began to wonder if, after all, he might not be honest. – The Princess Passes by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson