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  • adv. With a flashing appearance.


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flashing +‎ -ly


  • You can bet on one thing today: in those streets, fields, parks, or rooms, children in significant numbers are not playing G.I. versus Sunni insurgent, or Special Op soldier versus Taliban fighter; and if those kids are wielding toy guns, they're not replicas from the current arsenal, but flashingly neon weaponry from some fantasy future.

    Tom Engelhardt: The Long, Slow Death of American Triumphalism

  • His behaviour was often somewhat awkward, but every now and then, when telling a certain story or speaking of a certain friend, he would erupt with such grinning, eye-flashingly confident joy, it made my chest leap and my joints falter.

    not getting any younger

  • As he reached this chamber, he was flashingly aware of some small squat bulk on the floor ahead of him; then before he could check his flight or swerve aside, his foot struck something yielding that squalled shrilly, and he was precipitated headlong, the torch flying from his hand and being extinguished as it struck the stone floor.

    Wings in the Night

  • And that made her turn away from Ginger's flashingly cut feet, shoulder, hair, and look at me.

    Futures Imperfect

  • But the night outside, with its flashingly bright sun off to one side and everywhere else starry darkness, was an unchanging environment.

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

  • And, suddenly, he foresaw flashingly that even they would be able to do nothing.

    The Weapon Shops of Isher

  • The last few of the attackers, unwilling to face longer that irresistible steel, wheeled away, and Kinnison thought flashingly of what he should do next.

    Galactic Patrol

  • The man thought once, flashingly, of a gun carried in a shoulder holster.


  • She anchored them in front with the other comb, and smiled flashingly at him again.

    The Wishing-Ring Man

  • She smiled flashingly at him and tipped her face up provokingly, slipping from his hold where they stood by the fire together.

    The Wishing-Ring Man


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