Wincing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases-Icon Group International

  • Title: Wincing: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
  • Author: Icon Group International
  • Released: 0000-00-00
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The double entente was unintentional, but the girl winced.
–Samuel Hopkins Adams in The Unspeakable Perk.

Eben winced, but did not reply.
–Horatio Alger in Do and Dare.

Mr. Mudge winced slightly, and looked at John with some suspicion.
–Horatio Alger in Paul Prescott's Charge.

The bookkeeper winced.
–Horatio Alger in Driven From Home.

Charles winced and remained silent.
–Grant Allen in An African Millionaire.

He had, as may be observed, worked up to the mention of this name with superior skill; and yet Hortense, as she heard it, winced as if stung to the quick.
–Honoré de Balzac in Cousin Betty.

This was a more than awkward, it was a painful, moment for me; and I am afraid I must have started or winced, for he instantly begged my pardon.
–Max Beerbohm in A.V. Laider.

She smiles and he winces.
–Stephen Vincent Benet in Young People's Pride.

Beneath this judgment he would have winced, but have remained silent, for the facts are so.
–Augustine Birrell in Obiter Dicta.

Arthur winced in secret under this praise, for it occurred to him that in a few days his father would discover those books were all a sham and the accounts a fabrication.
–Charles Reade and Dion Boucicault in Foul Play.
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