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  • noun Plural form of feint.
  • noun Weak spirit produced at the end of pot distillation
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of feint.


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  • Many beginning authors think that they can create a brilliant plot by adding layers of deception, betrayal, double-agents and triple-agents, lies wrapped within feints, etc.

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » 2008 » September 2008

  • Simpler Skills: Moves such as feints, drag backs and upper body feints can be applied more naturally when taking on or trying to beat an opponent. - All about games! 2009

  • After days of firefights, feints and an ambush on unarmed local sheiks, the regime forces surrendered their hold on the vital local airport Tuesday morning—placing nearly all of eastern Libya outside Col.

    Dictator Loses Grip in Desert Charles Levinson 2011

  • He feints one way, Alves slips, then goes the other to hit his cross that is blocked for a corner.

    Barcelona v Real Madrid – as it happened | Rob Bagchi 2012

  • Rand's strokes grew ever more ornate and elaborate, complex combinations of cuts and thrusts and feints, designed to make a foe open himself up for a killing stroke.

    Trial of Seven grrm 2010

  • Rife with feints and obfuscation, claims and counterclaims, the 1960s quest for the heavens had been equal parts chess match, spy game, and schoolyard brawl.

    Neal Thompson: 50 Years Later: The Alan Shepard Freedom 7 Flight Neal Thompson 2011

  • He brilliantly feints to shoot, throwing the Zambian defence off course, but having worked the opening, he drags his left-footed shot agonisingly past the right post.89 min: "Does anyone with knowledge of the stadium location know whether Drogba's penalty would have landed in the Congo or the Gulf of Guinea?" honks Simon Ward in London.

    Ivory Coast v Zambia - as it happened | Jacob Steinberg 2012

  • So the plot begins to spool out enjoyably: Marianne and Willoughby, Elinor and Edward, Lucy Steele's secret, dramatic falls, deadly chills, ballroom feints and cancelled picnics.

    My favourite film: Sense and Sensibility 2011

  • These feints toward conciliation would be more convincing if Harry Reid were willing to bring the repeal bill to the Senate floor.

    The Repeal Vote 2011

  • Eubank is a smooth mover, full of feints and clever little shifts in power, and he throws quite a few more blows per round than did his father, a statuesque boxer in more ways than one.

    Tyson Fury stops Neven Pajkic to retain Commonwealth heavyweight title 2011


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