EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLIT

How they flit about, imps of evil as they are, and sound their horn of defiance in our ear!

She and her mother had to flit so often—suddenly, noiselessly.

With yours so nearly ready to flit, no change in size is indicated now.

It was so still that the flit of a wing was almost startling.

Silent, inscrutable, they flit through the American scene, alien to the last.

Now he saw one or two flit across the sunny glade in advance.

But the sopranos who did it flit across this planet like angels.

She liked to flit out after him when he was going to church at night.

But Darrow's face was unstirred save by the flit of his half-amused smile.

My experience of men is that when they begin to quote poetry they are going to flit.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, flutten "convey, move, take, carry away, go away," perhaps from Old Norse flytja "to remove, bring."

Related: Flitted; flitting. As a noun, from 1835.

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