: 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

Time Traveler
The first known use of blinkingly was in 1876

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“Blinkingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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