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  • n. Plural form of flickering.


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  • He came back, clawing frantically up the slope that gave him little footing; and he came back, no longer with poorly attempted simulation of ferocity, but impelled by the first flickerings of real ferocity.


  • Traffic on the 5 north, radio channel-surfing, fragments of favorite songs and brief flickerings of other things.

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  • -- Are the online connections in Facebook really authentic, or are they a series of relatively lightweight emotional flickerings?

    The Problem With Facebook

  • The vastly tall and slender trees, with their smoky foliage, were alight with the fiery flickerings of indigenous parrots and fonds-oiseaux.

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  • Still, as Smith points out, the flickerings of some sort of primitive nation-state has lit up this gloomy dungeon abode of former legislative titans.

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  • Whatever else you're doing tonight (be honest, you're not doing anything -- it's Monday night -- nobody does anything on Monday night), be sure to watch, tape, Tivo, or DVR the TCM special Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (8 pm eastern), a documentary about the master of inkblot mystery and nocturnal flickerings of the unconscious* presented by Martin Scorsese, who's sure one busy guy.

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  • I felt flickerings of those old misgivings and anxieties about societal acceptance.

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  • Your little love light was still shining, before its last flickerings.

    Poor Devil

  • The squadrons of the latter came about, facing this oblique advance, and suddenly little flickerings and a faint crepitating sound told that they had opened fire.

    The War in the Air

  • The brief flickerings that were the Supreme Court's Hamdi and Hamdan decisions have now been completely extinguished by the legislative branch.

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