blink

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Synonyms for blink

flutter

on the blink

the blink of an eye

Synonyms

  • an instant
  • a second
  • a minute
  • no time
  • a flash
  • a moment
  • a split second
  • a tick
  • a twinkling
  • a trice
  • a jiffy
  • two shakes
  • a shake
  • two shakes of a lamb's tail
  • the bat of an eye

Synonyms for blink

to open and close the eyes rapidly

to shine with intermittent gleams

to pretend not to see

a brief closing of the eyes

Synonyms for blink

References in classic literature ?
Crackenthorp, who blinked and nodded, and seemed to intend a smile, which, by the correlation of forces, went off in small twitchings and noises.
He looked at us over her bowed head, with eyes that blinked damply above his quivering nostrils.
He was aroused from this reverie by his friend, who, having hitched about nervously and blinked at the trees for a time, suddenly coughed in an introductory way, and spoke.
The lama blinked - he could not overtake the situation and Kim lifted up his voice and wept outside the carriage window.
He was a late riser, as a rule, and as the clock on the mantelpiece showed me that it was only a quarter-past seven, I blinked up at him in some surprise, and perhaps just a little resentment, for I was myself regular in my habits.
Mortimer blinked through his glasses in mild astonishment.
here he beamed and blinked at the lecturer) "will excuse me when I say that they are necessarily both superficial and misleading, since they have to be graded to the comprehension of an ignorant audience.
His lowering brows lifted with a flicker and his eyes blinked, and for a moment his leathery jaw was loosened.
He still smiled and blinked, but there was something about his eyes which made me feel very glad that I had it there.
He blinked at the litter around him, and recovered his own very clumsy umbrella.
I sat back in my chair and blinked with bitterness upon his selfish insensibility.