With the batphone to his great pal Bibi beeping and blinking nonstop, would Romney in essence have backed Mubarak?
Debris crumbles from the ceiling and blinking lights dangle from single strands.
After all those thousands of presidential speeches, he still started off blinking like a rabbit at the cameras.
There is nothing so humbling as staring at a blinking cursor on a screen entitled “Inaugural Address.”
Zimmerman, who faces up to life in prison if convicted, stared ahead with a blank expression, blinking hard.
But what is the good of blinking facts that you must know all the world knows?
It helped to laugh a little and nod defiance at the blinking eyes.
As Buck appeared in the doorway, blinking a little at the lamp-light, the five card-players stared at him in astonishment.
Hafiz, blinking his jewelled eyes, watched her lazily from his pillow.
He advanced to the bedside, shading the glare from her blinking eyes with his palm, and grinned.
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.
Fucking: I hate the whole blinking lot of them •Euphemistic substitute for a strong expletive (1914+)