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 Meanings and Examples of BLINK
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
blink
 v.  shut eyes briefly; wink
Classic Sentence: (35 in 3 pages)
1  And as the time passed and the servants came in and stood waiting in the hall, his eyes began to blink anxiously and he spoke of the rain in a worried uncertain way.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
2  A sudden light made them blink; Gavroche had just managed to ignite one of those bits of cord dipped in resin which are called cellar rats.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
3  had looked at any pictures and he studied the knight for a long time even though he had continually to blink as he found it difficult to bear the green light of his torch.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Nine In the Cathedral
4  Then he turned his wonderful countenance to the sun without a blink of the eyelids, and began to talk.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XV.
5  She appeared to be dazzled by the sudden blaze of light, and after dropping a curtsey, she stood blinking at us with her bleared eyes and fumbling in her pocket with nervous, shaky fingers.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
6  Alone she preserved unashamed her identity, and faced without blinking herself.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
7  The boy stopped in his rapid blinking, knuckled his forehead again, glanced at Sissy, turned about, and retreated.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
8  Bitzer, still holding the paralysed culprit by the collar, stood in the Ring, blinking at his old patron through the darkness of the twilight.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
9  Speak out, and call things by their right names; don't sit there, winking and blinking, and talking to me in hints, as if you warn't the very first that thought about the robbery.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
10  The latter was blinking in the bright light of the corridor, and peering at us and at the smouldering fire.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
11  What with her natural blindness, and what with the change from dark to light, she stood as one dazed, blinking about her to see where and who we were.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
12  The blinking succession of the days and nights was resumed, the sun got golden again, the sky blue.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
13  He pulled the sled out, blinking like a night-bird as he passed from the shade of the spruces into the transparent dusk of the open.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
14  She saw no Indians now; she saw flour-mills and the blinking windows of skyscrapers in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
15  After he had amused himself thus for some time, he rose on one elbow and began to look at me, cautiously, then critically, blinking his eyes in the light.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
Example Sentence:
1  The only light over the deep black sea was the blink shone from the beacon.
2  The rapid movement of an object towards the eye triggers the blink reflex.
3  The TV announcer never seems to blink.
4  He tried not to let his irritation show as he blinked in the glare of the television lights.