Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLASHLIGHT

He turned the flashlight for an instant on his own face, and Dr. Bird gazed at him keenly.

A flashlight gleamed for an instant and Dr. Bird started in surprise.

The feeble ray of the flashlight was lost in the blackness below.

It was her first experience with a flashlight, and she marvelled at its power.

That flashlight business is going to pan out just great, I can see.

Of course Phil was more than ever engaged with his flashlight photography.

I wrenched the flashlight from her, smashed it on the concrete floor.

He awoke to find himself staring into the flare of a flashlight.

The flashlight boomed, sending a puff of white smoke into the air.

His boot lifted, and the flashlight spun aside, broken and dark.

WORD ORIGIN

American English for what the British might call an electric torch; 1919, from flash + light (n.).

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.