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  • n. Plural form of flitting.


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  • Darkness was replaced by flittings and flashes of light.

    The God Hater

  • However, the butterfly flittings of this French tilting match were certain to come to it, were it only to flutter over this essentially French subject.


  • Startled from brooding over its eggs or yet dependent chicks, it is ghost-like in its flittings and disappearances.

    Tropic Days

  • Climbing the steep companion-way he went on deck again, and resumed his flittings to and fro.

    Australia Felix

  • He was very often in their house, in his flittings and visitings about the Coketown district; and was much encouraged by Mr. Bounderby.

    Hard Times

  • Aymer had long given up dining with them, and no one spoke of the lawyers 'visit or of Christopher's rapid flittings, or indeed of any of the subjects on which their minds were really intent.

    Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker

  • To this rare library was devoted the best room in the house, and the few busts and pictures that still survived many flittings were added to beautify the sanctuary, for here the family was to meet for amusement, instruction, and worship.

    Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature

  • His flittings were so noiseless and erratic, just like the little paper windmills made for children, that the nickname applied exactly fitted him.

    The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari Tales of the Tokugawa, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Quick flittings athwart the broad watchfires that spotted the grays of the camp:

    Continental Monthly , Vol. 6, No. 1, July, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy.

  • The air was no longer filled with the song of birds; but it was alive and cheerily a-twitter with their fat flittings from seeds to berries, from marsh to woodland.

    Virginia: the Old Dominion


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