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  • n. Plural form of flicker.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of flicker.


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  • He said although there have been what he called "flickers" in intelligence reports indicating some of the rebel leaders have ties to al-Qaida, Hezbollah and other extremist groups, he does not believe there is a significant connection and that the leaders "are responsible men and women."

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  • , Sightings 'latest release on Oneida's Brah label flickers to life with a sinister arrhythmic flutter followed by sheets of noise and an automated thrum.

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  • Barack Obama called 'flickers of progress' in the military-dominated country - though some cynics say this is all part of American attempts to counter China's increasing regional heft.

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  • More than that, actually, I hasten to add, as a dismissive expression flickers across his face.

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  • A strange expression flickers across his face and I wait for him to say something about it, but he does not.

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  • A guarded expression flickers in his eyes and I instantly regret being so abrupt.

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  • Creslin's sword flickers, almost automatically, as he forces the ice chunks against the White Wizards.

    The Towers of the Sunset

  • Mrs. Clinton, speaking in Busan, South Korea before flying here, said that the United States hoped that initial steps toward what President Obama has called flickers of progress would "be ignited into a movement for change that will benefit the people of the country."

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  • While there are general similarities, the flickers are a bit smoother (and more black and white) this time, so no need for a


  • The LED sculpture utilizes seven planes of lights and "flickers" on a cycle that lasts several hours, the artist said in an interview.

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