blinkingly

adverb

blink·​ing·​ly
ˈbliŋk-iŋ-lē
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blinkingly was in 1876

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“Blinkingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blinkingly. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

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