Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of one who winks: often used in the colloquial phrase like winking—that is, very rapidly; very quickly; with great vigor.
- v. present participle of wink.
- adj. closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly
- n. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
“Her poems are full of quaint things, of such things as the eyes in the peacock fans of the Vatican, which she describes as winking at the”
“Well, just send a you tube of yourself answering questions and just maybe they will edit in, A la Breitbart, Sarah Palin winking at you and asking questions.”
“Psycho has a picture of Sarah Palin winking at Jesus.”
“I began to think of the rise and fall of their blinds and mine as a kind of Morse code, sent back and forth across the street in winking increments that said the same thing over and over.”
“Above the desk was a shelf packed with books on script writing; next to that stood a metal cabinet filled with television screenplays filed meticulously, the labels winking hopefully: sci-fi, crime, supernatural, comedy — all unproduced.”
“He might have been too negligent hitherto in winking at these evils in his servants; or, perhaps, it was not till his arrival in Canaan, that he had learnt, for the first time, that one nearer and dearer to him was secretly infected with the same corruption (Ge 31: 34).”
“After I wrote an overview of semicolon use, a friend pointed out that the mark is also commonly used in winking smileys:;).”
“You call winking during a Vice-Presidential debate personality?”
“Just about to fire, he catches the eye of the stag winking futility into his elaborate aim.”
“The tears are spread over this organ by the reflex movement of the eyelid, called winking, and then collected in the _puncta lachrymalia_ and discharged into the nasal passage.”
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