un·​blink·​ing | \ ˌən-ˈbliŋ-kiŋ How to pronounce unblinking (audio) \

Definition of unblinking

1 : not blinking
2 : not showing signs of emotion, doubt, or confusion unblinking frankness

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unblinkingly \ ˌən-​ˈbliŋ-​kiŋ-​lē How to pronounce unblinkingly (audio) \ adverb

Examples of unblinking in a Sentence

The book provides an unblinking view of the causes of the war.
Recent Examples on the Web Electronics evolve, with ever cheaper cameras and radar turning unblinking eyes to the road ahead (and behind). Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, "The Debate: Should Your Teen Drive a New Car or an Old Beater?," 23 Apr. 2020 Howard takes an unblinking approach to her characters, reveling in their complexities and outrageousness. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "Hot Stuff: Five new romances tackle the struggle to feel deserving of love," 3 Dec. 2019 Both have ramrod posture and large unblinking eyes. New York Times, "Word + Quiz: metronome," 2 Mar. 2020 Ferrell’s Steyer gives a short speech while approaching the camera, his unblinking face soon filling the entire frame. Travis M. Andrews, Washington Post, "SNL — and a litany of surprise celebrity guests — take on the Democratic debates," 24 Nov. 2019 The Edmund Pettus Bridge has become shorthand for a flashpoint in American history — when African-Americans seized the birthright promised them by the Fifteenth Amendment, not by force, but by persistence and unblinking courage. al, "There’s a better way to honor John Lewis than renaming the Edmund Pettus Bridge," 24 Jan. 2020 At one crucial point, Camille raises her eyes at Clarkson’s Adora with a look of unblinking defiance that says her mother’s mistreatment will no longer be ignored. Matthew Eng, Los Angeles Times, "Commentary: Why the Emmys shouldn’t overlook ‘Sharp Objects’ ’ Amy Adams," 18 Sep. 2019 Other photographers were focusing on the optimism and prosperity of the 1950s, but Mr. Frank gazed through the unblinking eye of his Leica and saw a much bleaker prospect. Andrew Marton, Washington Post, "Robert Frank, influential photographer who captured ‘The Americans,’ dies at 94," 10 Sep. 2019 Cesaretti is known for his unblinking photographic records of Los Angeles’ marginalized landscapes. Los Angeles Times, "Datebook: A group show marks five years of exhibitions at Park View / Paul Soto," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unblinking

1850, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Unblinking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unblinking. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unblinking

: not blinking
: looking at or describing something in a very honest and accurate way

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