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f linch

  • n  a reflex response to sudden pain
  • v  draw back, as with fear or pain
    she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

  • In the revolution led by Mandela to transform a model of racial division and oppression into an open democracy, he demonstrated that he didn't flinch from taking up arms, but his .
  • It ain't easy being the metrosexual pinup boy, but Beckham doesn't flinch from the term.
  • The movie camera can do anything the human eye can do except flinch; that faculty is left to the audience.
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  • SLCL Foundation Presents St. Louis Suspense Writer Michael Kahn
    Acclaimed St. Louis suspense author Michael Kahn will discuss and sign his latest novel “The Flinch Factor” on Tuesday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Louis County Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/michael_kahn/slcl/prweb10479199.htm
    June 11, 2013 - PRWeb

  • President Bush in Boston Globe
    Those characteristics, Bush said, are what the nation needs in a president: "somebody that can handle the tough decisions, somebody who won't flinch in the face of danger."
  • Barack Obama in AFP
    We're starting to see progress, and if we stick with it, if we don't flinch in the face of some difficulties, then I feel absolutely convinced that we are going to get this economy back on track,Obama said.
  • Bob Greene in International Herald Tribune
    He said, 'What they needed was someone who could do this and not flinch - and that was me,'said journalist Bob Greene, who wrote the Tibbets biography, "Duty: A Father, His Son, and the Man Who Won the War."

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