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  • noun Plural form of afterimage.

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Examples

  • There are quasi-perceptual experiences, such as afterimages, that are not subject to this sort of direct voluntary control, and indeed, that do not seem to bear intentionality, but these are usually

    His Name Was Do Re Mi

  • Goethe devotes by far the most space to the so-called 'afterimages' which appear in the eye as the result of stimulation by external light, and persist for some little time.

    Man or Matter

  • They do so in part by employing bewildering combinations of visual illusions (such as afterimages), optical illusions (smoke and mirrors), special effects (explosions, fake gunshots, precisely timed lighting controls), sleight of hand, secret devices and mechanical artifacts

    nanopolitan

  • You simply stare into the afterimages dancing in the darkness behind your eyelids, and suddenly your brain makes something solid out of them.

    365 tomorrows » 2009 » February : A New Free Flash Fiction SciFi Story Every Day

  • The walls were scorched with the dark afterimages of flame.

    The Girl (Heart That’s Healing) « A Fly in Amber

  • I awoke obsessing about it, even through the afterimages of my nightmares.

    "Love Song For a Vampire"

  • When finally the light went away, which it did very quickly, merely fluttering and going out like an ordinary candle, or—as someone said—as if an electric connection had fused, there was only absolute blackness briefly muddled with afterimages.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • When finally the light went away, which it did very quickly, merely fluttering and going out like an ordinary candle, or—as someone said—as if an electric connection had fused, there was only absolute blackness briefly muddled with afterimages.

    Songs of Love & Death

  • The flash of light was exactly like a flashgun going off in her eyes, leaving her with dancing afterimages.

    THE FORBIDDEN GAME

  • He buries them beneath the backyard fig tree, but is not able to burn the afterimages of skeletons and ash from his mind.

    The Best American Poetry 2010

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