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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictationadjective

    a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

  2. blinking, winkingadjective

    closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly

    "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight"

  3. bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)adjective

    informal intensifiers

    "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot"

Wiktionary

  1. blinkingadjective

    That or who blinks or blink.

    a blinking light

  2. blinkingadjective

    (British euphemistic slang) Bloody (in the coarse slang sense)

Wikipedia

  1. Blinking

    Blinking is a bodily function; it is a semi-autonomic rapid closing of the eyelid. A single blink is determined by the forceful closing of the eyelid or inactivation of the levator palpebrae superioris and the activation of the palpebral portion of the orbicularis oculi, not the full open and close. It is an essential function of the eye that helps spread tears across and remove irritants from the surface of the cornea and conjunctiva. Blinking may have other functions since it occurs more often than necessary just to keep the eye lubricated. Researchers think blinking may help with disengagement of attention; following blink onset, cortical activity decreases in the dorsal network and increases in the default-mode network, associated with internal processing. Blink speed can be affected by elements such as fatigue, eye injury, medication, and disease. The blinking rate is determined by the "blinking center", but it can also be affected by external stimulus. Some animals, such as tortoises and hamsters, blink their eyes independently of each other. Humans use winking, the blinking of only one eye, as a form of body language.

ChatGPT

  1. blinking

    Blinking refers to the rapid and repetitive closing and opening of one's eyes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blinking

    of Blink

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Blinking

    Brief closing of the eyelids by involuntary normal periodic closing, as a protective measure, or by voluntary action.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blinking in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blinking in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of blinking in a Sentence

  1. Dan Coats:

    The warning signs are there. The system is blinking, it is why I believe we are at a critical point.

  2. Dick Gregory:

    Nature is not affected by finance. If someone offered you ten thousand dollars to let them touch your eyeball without blinking, you would never collect the money. At the very last moment, Nature would force you to blink your eye. Nature will protect her own.

  3. Dan Coats:

    The warning signs are there, the system is blinking. It is why I believe we are at a critical point.

  4. D. H. Lawrence:

    We only seem to learn from Life that Life doesn't matter so much as it seemed to do -- it's not so burningly important, after all, what happens. We crawl, like blinking sea-creatures, out of the Ocean onto a spur of rock, we creep over the promontory bewildered and dazzled and hurting ourselves, then we drop in the ocean on the other side: and the little transit doesn't matter so much.

  5. John Breen:

    Without anyone blinking an eye ... it became a state rite.

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