Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a flickering manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a flickering manner.

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  • adverb In a flickering manner
  • adverb Briefly

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Examples

  • The light of hope kindled by women such as Joan shone only flickeringly in a great darkness, but it was never entirely to go out.

    A Conversation with Donna Woolfolk Cross

  • I imagined hearing it recited in a flickeringly gas-lit auditorium by Sir Henry Irving, the actor who once reduced Bram Stoker to a state of collapse with his rendition of "The Dream of Eugene Aram".

    Poem of the week: Wind by Sydney Dobell

  • His tongue was as flickeringly quick as a snake's, but it did not revolt her.

    Warlock

  • The Sealons' phaser beams had cut through the main power supply to the Security section; by an almost impossible coincidence, the shock waves from the exploding outer skin had so degraded the section's self-contained emergency power unit that seconds passed before the lights in Kinitz's cabin came flickeringly and weakly to life again.

    The Trellisane Confrontation

  • The Sealons' phaser beams had cut through the main power supply to the Security section; by an almost impossible coincidence, the shock waves from the exploding outer skin had so degraded the section's self-contained emergency power unit that seconds passed before the lights in Kinitz's cabin came flickeringly and weakly to life again.

    The Trellisane Confrontation

  • The Sealons' phaser beams had cut through the main power supply to the Security section; by an almost impossible coincidence, the shock waves from the exploding outer skin had so degraded the section's self-contained emergency power unit that seconds passed before the lights in Kinitz's cabin came flickeringly and weakly to life again.

    The Trellisane Confrontation

  • Or unless the past was as uncertain, as flickeringly quantum-variable, as everything else in the universe of physics.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • Or unless the past was as uncertain, as flickeringly quantum-variable, as everything else in the universe of physics.

    The Boat of a Million Years

  • She smiled flickeringly (like a flashbulb, on and off almost before you saw it) and turned back to the desk calculator.

    Lucifer's Hammer

  • In the middle of wreck, Kossara could flickeringly wonder if the Eriau name had been given him by his parents, when he was born somewhere in the Roidhunate.

    A Knight of Ghosts and Shadows

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