EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FLITTING
Miss Briscoe was flitting about the room, hunting for matches.
By the end of October we shall have made our flitting, I suppose.
We prefer solid dragons of evil to flitting butterflies of sin.
They were 'all ready for the flitting,' and were now wondering why 'Gerry' did not wire them.
Isobel, flitting here and there like a pretty butterfly, divided her enthusiasm.
Her brain was busy with the numerous schemes that were flitting through it.
Throughout the struggle forms had been flitting in the rear of the soldiers.
On the 20th of May 1878 the flitting from Craighouse to Morton was completed.
This change takes place as the moth is flitting from flower to flower.
"I'm not sure about it," said Old Gripper, with a flitting smile.
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.