from The Century Dictionary.
- In a flickering state or condition: flickering.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adverb In a flickering state.
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from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective shining unsteadily
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After fifteen or twenty seconds, Lily and Scheherazade (with Keith somehow bracketed in the middle of it) were swiftly and surreally engulfed by a swarm of young men, not boys or youths, but young men in sharp shirts and pressed slacks, whooping, pleading, cackling and all aflicker, like a telekinetic card trick of kings and knaves, shuffling and riffling and fanning out under the streetlamps ...
Before entering the forest, we saw an impressive cell of mini thunderheads, gorgeously mauve and dimly aflicker from within, standing on the phony horizon like purple-robed clerics of Doom.
Sunlight drenched us, though more than a third of the sky was black, tumid with rain, intermittently aflicker with electricity.
Suddenly overwhelmed, cold lightnings aflicker in him, the boy stared past his father, outward and outward.
Because he had come down at Ilitu's head, he saw the face inverted, a chiaroscuro behind the hyalon, lights and shadows aflicker as his lamps moved.
It displayed a schematic of the sock ahead, aflicker with fields of fire.
Jets aflicker, the boat staggered drunkenly over the moonscape.
One was scarfaced, athletic, his tailtip restlessly aflicker.
Then finally -- it was dark outside, the hot still dark of summer's end, heat lightning aflicker beyond stockade and skeletal trees -- he summoned her; but when she entered the office, he rose and said: "Let us go to my private quarters."
It was after all Fritzing who had behaved with the braveness of a lion the night before in that matter of the policeman; and it was he who had asked in stern tones of rebuke, when her courage seemed aflicker, whether she repented.