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Synonyms for blink


on the blink

the blink of an eye


  • 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

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Later, blinking back tears, Danny referred to Bo's mother, who is battling cancer.
Blinking back tears Arnold, of Inglewood, Croxteth, replied: "For the past 18 months I have been trying.
Blinking back tears, landlady Olwyn McPhillips said: "I'm emotional, it's terrible.
As we emerge blinking back into the light, we'd just like to say 'thank you' to the Mail for a great year of filmgoing.
Blinking back the tears, blonde Verity entered cold storage where she will be preserved in readiness for the inevitable X Factor Tour.
Then, blinking back the hard Pacific light, he settles into a plastic deck chair.
The majority of the evening will be spent blinking back tears of laughter, but every so often a moment arises that raises an issue on a slightly more serious note, which is vital for rendering the show more meaningful and heartfelt.
Grant said: "I'm not an emotional person but I was blinking back tears when the chairman told me.
But the 46-year-old actor, who denies the allegations and is fighting to clear his name, was soon blinking back tears after the warm welcome back by cast mates and crew, who told him: "We're with you, mate.
When victory was complete she collapsed to the track and for long minute after long minute she sucked in oxygen, blinking back the tears, unaware of her opponents and oblivious it seemed to the euphoria all around.
BLINKING back tears, a worker told a manslaughter jury of the moment Maurice Agis's Dreamspace artwork swept two women to their deaths.
Sharon and Matt left together and Sharon was driving, though sometimes Matt drives,'' Bjornstad said, blinking back tears.
I wanted blonder, thicker, neater and just more, more, more of what I didn't have and 20 minutes later I was blinking back incredulity and shaking a glistening head of lovely thick hair.
It was different,'' said senior Bijen Monte, 17, blinking back tears.
The folk revival rediscovers the singers of the Twenties, bringing them blinking back on stage after a generation of obscurity.