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Definition any distracting or deceptive maneuver; or the act of making the maneuver
  • The attack from the south was just a feint to distract us from the real attack.
    Mark Twain  --  The Innocents Abroad
  • He feinted left and then charged form the right.
  • feinted = pretended to be moving
  • She has no command authority, but her job is to make sense of each thrust, parry and feint on the battlefield.
  • When they were within ten paces of him, he flicked open his wrist-blades, feinted at them, and they scattered into cafes, brasseries, patisseries, and boulangeries, lunging for safety anywhere they could find it.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • feinted = pretended to attack
  • Ender watched as all his squadrons moved at once, each responding to its own situation, all guided by Ender's overall command, but daring, improvising, feinting, attacking with an independence no bugger fleet had ever shown.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • feinting = making a distracting or deceptive move
  • Feint, withdraw, skim the globe to another point, withdraw again...
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • feint = make a distracting or deceptive move
  • They jockey for position, feinting, dueling; the two gangs shift position, now and again temporarily obscuring the fighters.
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • feinting = making deceptive motions (as when pretending to attack to try to get the opponent off balance)
  • feint again
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender's Game
  • feint = make a distracting or deceptive move
  • Dodge feinted left and, as The Cat moved right to avoid him, he spun and stabbed the beast with the knuckle-blade on his free hand—an ancient Wonderland weapon, the tops of its ring holes sharpened to a blade that spanned the width of four fingers.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • feinted = pretended to move to the
  • So much he wanted to rest on her that the feint of rest only tortured him.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • He got up off the floor, his face a great blotch of blood, and I feinted.
    Louis L'Amour  --  The Broken Gun
  • She took a step and, feinting to the side and reaching a hand to the small of her back, she whipped out her weapon.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Then he moved in and I feinted toward the photoreceptors.
    Roger Zelazny  --  My Name is Legion
  • It was a trick, a slick feint on his part.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • A few brave men were strung before them to make a feint of resistance, and many there fell before the rest drew back and fled to either side.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Hobbit
  • Their blades ground apart, and now they were moving across the floor in a blur of feints and slashes.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • That was a feint, designed to catch the opponent offguard.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • I landed behind him with a splash and feinted toward his head, as I'd done before.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • I have always regretted that feint of ours in going away and pretending to come back legally married, to save appearances.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • He feinted with the tip of his javelin and Artemis dodged.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse

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