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in the blink of an eye

Definition of in the blink of an eye

  1. :  very quickly <He became famous, and then, in the blink of an eye, he was forgotten.> <She reappeared in the blink of an eye.>



Word by Word Definitions

blinkplay
  1. :  to look glancingly :  peep

    :  to look with half-shut eyes

    :  to close and open the eyes involuntarily

  1. :  glimpse, glance

    :  glimmer, sparkle

    :  a usually involuntary shutting and opening of the eye

  1. :  a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

    :  the nearly spherical usually paired hollow organ of sight in vertebrates that is filled with a jellylike material, is lined with a photosensitive retina, and is lodged in a bony orbit in the skull

    :  all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  1. :  to fix the eyes on :  look at

    :  contemplate, consider

    :  to watch or study closely


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