Synonyms for blench

Grammar : Verb
Spell : blench
Phonetic Transcription : blɛntʃ

Top 10 synonyms for blench Other synonyms for the word blench

Définition of blench

Origin :
  • Old English blencan "deceive, cheat," from Proto-Germanic *blenk- "to shine, dazzle, blind," from PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.)). Sense of "move suddenly, wince, dodge" is from c.1300. Related: Blenched; blenching.
  • verb flinch
Example sentences :
  • Like Hamlet with the king at the play, "If he but blench, I know my course!"
  • Extract from : « Weighed and Wanting » by George MacDonald
  • But she did not blench in the least, though she remembered whose words he was quoting.
  • Extract from : « T. Tembarom » by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • But though it fell, the people of the dauntless city did not blench.
  • Extract from : « Vistas in Sicily » by Arthur Stanley Riggs
  • His cheek did not blench, his lips quiver, nor his limbs tremble.
  • Extract from : « Bits of Blarney » by R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • Now it is the turn of his judges to blench, for his persecutors to tremble.
  • Extract from : « The Strange Story of Rab Rby » by Mr Jkai
  • This word, sometimes confounded with ‘unblanched,’ is from blench, a causal of blink.
  • Extract from : « Milton's Comus » by John Milton
  • Some things he had never yet talked about; it made his mind blench to think of talking about them.
  • Extract from : « Soul of a Bishop » by H. G. Wells
  • Musa got closer to Mr. Ziegler, who did not blench nor cease from his humming.
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Share » by E. Arnold Bennett
  • It had to be looked out on the map, but the chauffeur, trained to the hour, did not blench.
  • Extract from : « The Lion's Share » by E. Arnold Bennett
  • It did not blench, and I began to wonder if, after all, he might not be honest.
  • Extract from : « The Princess Passes » by Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson

Antonyms for blench

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