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Definition of Feint

  • That which is feigned; an assumed or false appearance; a pretense; a stratagem; a fetch.
  • A mock blow or attack on one part when another part is intended to be struck; -- said of certain movements in fencing, boxing, war, etc.
  • To make a feint, or mock attack.
  • any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)
  • deceive by a mock action

How to use feint in a sentence. Feint pronunciation.

The criminal thought she had suggested was, he knew, only a feint to test him, but it was enough to justify his abandonment of her.
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When Watson drew near to Murray's Ferry, he passed the Kingstree road; and, coming to that of Black river, which crosses at the lower bridge, he made a feint of still continuing along the Santee; but soon after wheeled about, and took the former route.
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He cuts across his path every now and then, but part of the time he only makes a feint so Harding loses a stroke and he doesn't.
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The words were scarcely out of his mouth when Sanders made a feint to cross directly in front of his competitor and Harding lost a length in consequence.
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If this blow was a mere feint, His honour is endangered,-which may God forbid!-The Lord further marks Himself out as the prophet announced by Moses, and that, too, in a very distinct manner, in John xii.
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While I finished the discussion in which I was engaged, he stood, beaming by himself in a corner, making a feint of brushing my hat with his arm.
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Now then, you run along and don't never try to feint me into a clinch.
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She smiled and made a feint at him with the dagger.
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And, snatching up his cap and cloak, he made a feint of putting the portrait back into the folio.
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All at once, one from behind (probably a chief) came rushing forward, and made many feints to throw spears.
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Ancrum sprang up, hobbled with unusual alacrity across the room, and, laying hold of David, made a feint of ejecting his visitor.
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The man again made a feint to retire, but again returned.
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While taking mine, they vaguely stared about till Murphy brought in the roast mutton, except Adelaide, who rubbed her teeth with a dry crust, making a feint of eating it.
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It was to make a feint, however, to appear as if Johnston was making a general advance, thus to enable the wagon trains and artillery to get out of the way of the retreating army, and Kershaw was to cover this retreat.
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Generals plan the moves of men like players their pieces upon the chess board-a demonstration here, a feint there, now a great battle, then a reconnoissance-without ever thinking of or considering the lives lost, the orphans made, the disconsolate widows, and broken homes that these moves make.
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Is it worth while, dear, now, To stir desire for old fond purposings, By feints that Time still serves for dallyings, Though quittance nears?
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I do not know how one is to study it otherwise; the impersonal has really no existence; but with all his subtlety and depth he was of a make so simple, of a spirit so naive, that he could not practise the feints some use to conceal that interest in self which, after all, every one knows is only concealed.
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To the left, to the right they dodged, the chair rocking madly between them, she sending out shriek after shriek at every feint, and he growling meaningless curses through his hard set teeth.
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But the third time a feint at one side and a charge at the other took the leader unawares.
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A feint had saved him, but Alcatraz was no bull to charge blindly twice.
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Examples of Feint

Example #1
As to the violent and menacing words the Marquise had used, he held them of little value, though at times the remembrance of them troubled him.
Example #2
For this rupture, which he had made it a point of honor not to provoke, Madame de Campvallon had herself furnished him a sufficient pretext.
Example #3
This manoeuvre might have deceived a less wary antagonist than Marion.
Example #4
But the same game was to be renewed with every renewal of the opportunity.
Example #5
Ernest raised his voice indignantly.
Example #6
The dark stranger was in the lead and Harding a couple of lengths behind, with the other four spilling out at irregular distances in the rear.