v. draw back or shrink involuntarily, as in pain or from blow
The screech of the chalk on the blackboard made her wince.
Sentence in Classic:
Striking the turnscrew through the lead with a swift downward stab, which made me wince, he made a small hole, which was, however, big enough to admit the point of the saw.
He paced up and down his room, now turning his thoughts on a difficult problem and frowning, now suddenly shrugging his shoulders and wincing, and now smiling happily.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She had a first lesson in shooting, in keeping her eyes open, not wincing, understanding that the bead at the end of the barrel really had something to do with pointing the gun.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
He winced at the memory of all that he had suffered, and for a moment the same curious feeling of loathing for Basil Hallward that had made him kill him as he sat in the chair came back to him, and he grew cold with passion.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde Context