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lightning-flash

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  • He dared not risk a fight with this young lightning-flash, and again he knew, and more bitterly, the enfeeblement of oncoming age.

    The Famine

  • And in that moment she remembered Planchette; it seared her brain as a lightning-flash of all-embracing memory.

    Jack London's Story - Moon Face: Planchette pg 3 of 3

  • They did not know him for what he was, a lightning-flash of slaughter.

    The Enemy of His Kind

  • And when he has bade him welcome to Ailbe, Our Lord will say, 'Where is the lightning-flash of the Western World?

    St Patrick's Day

  • It enacts the lightning-flash realization by the first-person narrator of the coincidence of opposites: at first we have the cell with its two rooms, one lit by a bland electric light, the other more colorful and lit by a great glass chandelier.

    Kafka and the Coincidence of Opposites

  • The spattering of a lightning-flash is of the thunder also.

    Les Miserables

  • He made codes like Justinian, he dictated like Caesar, his conversation was mingled with the lightning-flash of Pascal, with the thunderclap of

    Les Miserables

  • To thunder forth such a reply at the lightning-flash that kills you is to conquer!

    Les Miserables

  • CAMPBELL BROWN, CNN ANCHOR: Tonight, everybody, stunning -- before the night is over, the presidential candidates and their running mates will have blitzed through 16 different states, a lightning-flash blur of 11th-hour campaigning.

    CNN Transcript Nov 3, 2008

  • It was certainly a very brilliant lightning-flash of irony by which Mr. Aldous Huxley lit up the whole loathsome landscape of his satirical Utopia, of synthetic humanity and manufactured men and women, by the old romantic quotation of "Brave New World".

    Archive 2007-07-01

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