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verb as in wink of eye; twinkle

verb as in ignore

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It might be from watching your portfolio this year whipsaw from precipitous lows to glorious highs in what seemed like a blink.

From Fortune

The economic and social impact of the global pandemic has forced shopping habits to change in the blink of an eye.

In the blink of an eye, there’s all this innovation—from 2017, when I first took a look at this and couldn’t have imagined how it was possible, to now, where there’s this huge positive movement.

Legend held that the blink came from the lantern of an ill-fated mother searching for her son.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that things can change dramatically, in the blink of an eye.

From Fortune

Now it can happen in the blink of an eye—just look at former House majority leader Eric Cantor.

He was unable to speak, and the woman asked him to blink once for yes, twice for no in reply to some questions.

In the blink of an eye, the hipster has turned into a catch-all scapegoat, guilty for everything from expensive beer to bad music.

Technology that stealthily decimates in the blink of an eye, that is what is what Israel needs in the Twenty-First Century.

Efron, in a blink, went from shy concealment to peacock-ish display.

I had to blink hard two or three times before I could really make up my mind that the tip-toer was Maisie Ann.

Then, in the blink of an eye, Arcot was floating in the air before him.

Stevens' eyes blinked, and in that blink Ben charged, and as he moved, Murray and Tholfsen followed.

And it is this same white water which gives rise to the phenomenon above referred to, locally known as “Bank Blink.”

Behind it was a continuous ice-blink and on our left, to the north, a deep blue "water sky."


On this page you'll find 72 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to blink, such as: flash, flicker, flutter, sparkle, squint, and bat.

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