It was pitch dark, but all around them glowed millions of tiny lights, flittering here and there.
For an instant nothing happened, save that flittering bits of broken glass shimmered their way to the sand.
In fact, she was so accustomed to their flittering after her that usually she paid little heed to them.
When one saw her flittering among the flowers it was hard to say which was the daintier—the blossoms or Betsy Butterfly.
Becky Bannister was as white as the doves that were flittering down to the garden pool to drink.
Hope is crushed; and after her flittering shade spring up misanthropy and despair.
Tubby remarked, as they stood there with their eyes riveted on the flittering monster of the air.
There was a pause, and the flittering wings seemed to stop beating the air.
1540s, from flit with frequentative suffix. Flitter-mouse (1540s) is occasionally used in English, in imitation of German fledermaus "bat," from Old High German fledaron "to flutter." Related: Flittered; flittering. As a noun, from 1892.