wince

Part of speech: verb

To shrink back; flinch.

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Usage examples "wince":

  1. Poor Cherry, the very mention of his name makes her wince," Alix thought, watching her sister sorrowfully. - "Sisters", Kathleen Norris.
  2. The colonel did not wince. - "Gunman's Reckoning", Max Brand.
  3. Miss Schuyler did not wince; but the smile that was on her lips was absent from her eyes. - "The Cattle-Baron's Daughter", Harold Bindloss.