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    to flinch away

    Hello!

    In the text bellow what does "flinch away" mean? I thought about "to draw back". Am I right?

    You could almost hear Mile sweat. From behind I couldn't watch Abel's face. But I saw everyone else flinch away from him.
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    Re: to flinch away

    Quote Originally Posted by Spohreis View Post
    Hello!

    In the text bellow below, what does "flinch away" mean? I thought about "to draw back". Am I right?

    You could almost hear Mile sweat. From behind, I couldn't watch Abel's face. But I saw everyone else flinch away from him.

    Thanks in advance!
    You're right. Note my corrections above, including one to the original quote. Are you sure there wasn't a comma after "behind"?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: to flinch away

    Thank you!

    The text is from this book.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You're right. Note my corrections above, including one to the original quote. Are you sure there wasn't a comma after "behind"?

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    Re: to flinch away

    So the answer to my question was "Yes, in fact there was a comma after 'behind' in the original".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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