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twing kuh ling

  • n  a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
  • v  gleam or glow intermittently
  • v  emit or reflect light in a flickering manner
  • s  shining intermittently with a sparkling light
    twinkling stars

  • Resembling a Mephistophelean Santa Clans with his portly form, thick black eyebrows, fluffy white beard and twinkling eyes, Gulbenkian spent his life in a relentless chase after .
  • He has the same toothy smile as his son, the same smudgy glasses covering twinkling eyes.
  • No more need wedding guests lifting their bubbling-stemmed glasses to the bride, fear sudden descent of those twain, snatching the twinkling beverage from their lips to impound .
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    Five-year-old Abbie Neitz was on all fours with her big brown eyes glued to the playground turf at Polliwog Park early Monday afternoon. She had seen a pink gem—matching her frilly top and Puma tennis shoes—twinkling under the sun but could no longer locate it.
    June 13, 2013 - Easy Reader

  • Geoffrey Marcy in Forbes
    When you look up into the night sky and see the twinkling lights of stars, you can imagine with certainty that they have their own complement of planets,said astronomer Geoff Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley, who was part of...
  • John Paul Stevens in New York Times
    Depending upon the concerted activity in question,Justice Stevens wrote, "the rule of reason may not require a detailed analysis; it can sometimes be applied in the twinkling of an eye."
  • the Apostle Paul in
    The Apostle Paul wrote about the last trumpet in his first epistle to the Corinthians: "Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep [die], but we [true Christians alive at Christ's return] shall all be changed-in a moment, in the twinkling...

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