flinched (part of speech: verb)
- Winona winced at the term- it seemed to carry sinister implications. - "The Wrong Twin", Harry Leon Wilson.
- At this Lucy winced with sensitive modesty, and for once a shade of vexation showed itself on her lovely features. - "Love Me Little, Love Me Long", Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English.
- He flushed up so vividly that she winced, then added quickly: " I didn't mean that, Mr. Hamil; I knew you were worth it when I did it." - "The Firing Line", Robert W. Chambers.