Examples of flit in a Sentence
butterflies flitting around the garden
The hummingbird flitted from flower to flower.
She was always flitting around the kitchen.
Recent Examples of flit from the Web
But Missy flitted too briefly into view only to be killed off at the end, while leaving Simms' Master fiendishly free to regenerate supervillain-style, no doubt.
Alisa Xayalith of The Naked and Famous is flitting around, unbothered as Fitzgerald's Jordan Baker, in a field feet from a tent under which roadies are already wilting in their black skinny jeans.
Hill didn’t listen even as suicidal thoughts flitted into his mind.
My house is made of the stuff of dreams, flitting like ghosts in the sunlight, dust devils meandering without destination.
The first two parts of this 18-hour opus roamed the country, flitting among cities, mysteries and tones, sometimes lingering, sometimes not.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II used it to flit around Portugal during a state visit to her country's oldest ally in 1957.
More squirrels than spectators flitted around the old concrete stands.
Sunlight filtered through the window frames, and birds flitted through the surviving evergreens on the property along a winding, unpaved road on Upper Rainbow Court.
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Origin and Etymology of flit
Middle English flitten, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse flytjask to move, Old English flēotan to float
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
FLIT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of flit for English Language Learners
: to move or fly quickly from one place or thing to another
FLIT Defined for Kids
Definition of flit for Students
: to move, pass, or fly quickly from one place or thing to another Hummingbirds flitted from flower to flower.
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