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  • adj. Not winking.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not winking; not shutting the eyes; not ceasing to wake or watch.


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  • In this summer's sequel, Iron Man 2, Downey takes unwinking self-consciousness to heights where he can be visited only by Bill Murray.

    The Brainy Blockbuster

  • Its THE NIGHT FACE screen grew black and full of wintry unwinking stars.

    do you ever read writing?

  • He was a nondescript fellow, in his shabby suit, but with an eye bright and unwinking as a bird's questing over me and missing nothing, and while he wasn't above middle height I guessed that anyone who ran into him would come away bruised.


  • But the unwinking stereo-eyes of the autopilot fed its data to the 'brain'; the submolar mechanism selected and rejected; the Ship grounded gently on a rolling high prairie near a clump of vegetation.

    Destiny Narrowly Avoided

  • But the rat-trap mouth was still the same, and that unwinking half-blue half-brown eye boring into me.


  • In terms of thematic scope, narrative complexity and unwinking bleakness, both its ambition and its achievement were extraordinary.

    :Acquired Taste

  • The Spectre, without stirring, and with its unwinking, cruel eyes still fixed upon his face, went on:

    The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain

  • Mr Baptist, never taking his eyes from his dreaded chum of old, softly sat down on the floor with his back against the door and one of his ankles in each hand: resuming the attitude (except that it was now expressive of unwinking watchfulness) in which he had sat before the same man in the deeper shade of another prison, one hot morning at Marseilles.

    Little Dorrit

  • At dinner she maintained her watch, with the same unwinking eyes.

    David Copperfield

  • These hemmed them, in a very forest of hewn timber; from the entanglements, intricacies, and depths of which, as from among the boughs of a dead wood blighted for their phantom use, they kept their darksome and unwinking watch.

    The Chimes


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