feint


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Synonyms for feint

Synonyms for feint

Words related to feint

any distracting or deceptive maneuver (as a mock attack)

deceive by a mock action

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At last D'Artagnan thought it was time to try one of his favorite feints in fencing.
I made another feint at him, expecting that it would bring him at my throat; but in-stead he winced and crouched down.
For this fell purpose he had backed the astounded De Vac twice around the hall when, with a clever feint, and backward step, the master of fence drew the King into the position he wanted him, and with the suddenness of lightning, a little twist of his foil sent Henry's weapon clanging across the floor of the armory.
Then he followed up a feint, right and left, was fiercely countered, and felt his cheek laid open to the bone.
But it was only a feint, cleverly executed, and he held back to his course while I hurried to make up lost ground.
With a quick feint he threw the other off his guard, and then, bounding upon him, threw his legs round his waist and his arms round his bull-neck, in the hope of bearing him to the ground with the sudden shock.
Then he advances his right hand above and in front of his head, holding his stick across, so that its point projects an inch or two over his left elbow; and thus his whole head is completely guarded, and he faces his man armed in like manner; and they stand some three feet apart, often nearer, and feint, and strike, and return at one another's heads, until one cries "hold," or blood flows.
May not even this be a feint that will increase your triumph by affording a wider scope for your revenge?
I feint for 'm, draw his left, duck to the right past it, takin' it across my shoulder, an come up with my right to his jaw.
Bounderby, if you wish it,' said that self-sacrificing lady, making a feint of taking her foot out of the stirrup.
On these truly British occasions, the smugglers, if any, made a feint of walking into the strong cells and the blind alley, while this somebody pretended to do his something: and made a reality of walking out again as soon as he hadn't done it--neatly epitomising the administration of most of the public affairs in our right little, tight little, island.
Young as he was, however, he had sense enough to make a feint of feeling great regret at going away.
Jackson seemed rather puzzled by Sam's proceedings; but, as he had served the subpoenas, and had nothing more to say, he made a feint of putting on the one glove which he usually carried in his hand, for the sake of appearances; and returned to the office to report progress.
The young man reclined against a table at no great distance from his friend, in apparent indifference to everything that had passed; and I--who felt the difficulty of any interference, notwithstanding that the old man had appealed to me, both by words and looks--made the best feint I could of being occupied in examining some of the goods that were disposed for sale, and paying very little attention to a person before me.
For he never means to swallow a single limb; he only thinks to terrify by feints.