adverb blink·ing·ly \ˈbliŋk-iŋ-lē\

Definition of blinkingly

  1. :  with blinking eyes :  evasively Sir Daniel, brushing the blood out of his eyes, stared blinkingly upon his captive. — Robert Louis Stevenson, The Blackarrow: A Tale of the Two Roses, 1888 … eager to be astonished, blinkingly attentive … — Michael Cunningham, Specimen Days, 2006

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to cast off or become cast off

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