"I thought he deserved an honorary doctorate," said Grandin as she blinked back tears, her voice shaky with emotion.
He blinked once when she asked if he was in pain, twice when she asked if he knew who shot him.
The key point to watch on who wins this fight: If the rider stays, Democrats blinked first.
That Tim Pawlenty blinked, and that Rick Perry can really step in it.
Nobody at MTV blinked an eye when they saw a child dressed as Ku Klux Klan member, jumping up to grab a fetus hanging from a tree.
She blinked and then she looked at her wrist watch and then she looked at the marble.
He blinked, ducked his head, and looked more closely at her.
He blinked, then he pretended to search with his eyes for their vanished waiter.
He was awake, and blinked and grimaced at Denman, striving to speak.
It was so long that Peter blinked to be perfectly sure that his eyes had not been playing him a trick.
1580s, perhaps from Middle Dutch blinken "to glitter," of uncertain origin, possibly, with German blinken "to gleam, sparkle, twinkle," from a nasalized form of base found in Old English blican "to shine, glitter" (see bleach (v.)).
Middle English had blynke (c.1300) in the sense "a brief gleam or spark," perhaps a variant of blench "to move suddenly or sharply; to raise one's eyelids" (c.1200), perhaps from the rare Old English blencan "deceive." Related: Blinked; blinking. The last, as a euphemism for a stronger word, is attested by 1914.
1590s, "a glance;" see blink (v.). As is the case with the verb, there is a similar word in Middle English, in use from c.1300, that might represent a native form of the same root.