Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Blench (Page: 154)

Blench (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blenched (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Blenching.] [OE. blenchen to blench, elude, deceive, AS. blencan to deceive; akin to Icel. blekkja to impose upon. Prop. a causative of blink to make to wink, to deceive. See Blink, and cf. 3d Blanch.]

1. To shrink; to start back; to draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; to flinch; to quail.

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. [Obs.]

Though sometimes you do blench from this to that. Shak.

Blench (Page: 154)

Blench, v. t.

1. To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; -- also, to obstruct; to hinder. [Obs.]

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. [Obs.]

He now blenched what before he affirmed. Evelyn.

Blench (Page: 154)

Blench, n. A looking aside or askance. [Obs.]

These blenches gave my heart another youth. Shak.

Blench (Page: 154)

Blench, v. i. & t. [See 1st Blanch.] To grow or make pale. Barbour.