What does the word wince mean?

Usage examples for wince

  1. Poor Cherry, the very mention of his name makes her wince," Alix thought, watching her sister sorrowfully. – Sisters by Kathleen Norris
  2. The colonel did not wince. – Gunman's Reckoning by 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 by Harold Bindloss