Blench

Definition of Blench

v. i.1.To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail.
[imp. & p. p. Blenched ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Blenching.]
Blench not at thy chosen lot.
- Bryant.
This painful, heroic task he undertook, and never blenched from its fulfillment.
- Jeffrey.
2.To fly off; to turn aside.
Though sometimes you do blench from this to that.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; - also, to obstruct; to hinder.
Ye should have somewhat blenched him therewith, yet he might and would of likelihood have gone further.
- Sir T. More.
2.To draw back from; to deny from fear.
He now blenched what before he affirmed.
- Evelyn.
n.1.A looking aside or askance.
These blenches gave my heart another youth.
- Shak.
v. i. & t.1.To grow or make pale.

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