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to shrink; flinch; quail:
an unsteady eye that blenched under another’s gaze.
to make or become pale or white; blanch.
Historical Examples

The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus (“Saxo the Learned”)
T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc Mark Twain
Milton’s Comus John Milton
The Queen of the Savannah Gustave Aimard
The Princess Passes Alice Muriel Williamson and Charles Norris Williamson
Browning’s Heroines Ethel Colburn Mayne
Shakespearean Tragedy A. C. Bradley
In Accordance with the Evidence Oliver Onions
Friendship and Folly Maria Louise Pool

(intransitive) to shy away, as in fear; quail
to make or become pale or white


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