Who is there that with unwinking eyes may gaze into the effulgent brilliancy of the perfect angelhood?
Just as she turned to go out, I saw her eyes upon me, dry, unwinking.
He was staring straight at the unwinking, malignant eyes of the Sadu moth.
Who ever helped Stubb, or kept Stubb awake, but Stubb's own unwinking eye?
Night after night was spent with his pipe and the unwinking stars, but he came no nearer to a decision.
"You have the right to know it," she said, looking at him out of brilliant, unwinking eyes.
They somehow bore a close resemblance to a pair of eyes that stared and stared and stared with calm, unwinking blankness.
His stony, unwinking stare was fixed on the planks of the deck.
All this as from man to man, unsmiling, unwinking, each taking the measure of the other.
He looked at me with unwinking eyes—the empty stare of a bird of prey.
Old English wincian "to nod, wink," from Proto-Germanic *wenkanan (cf. Dutch wenken, Old High German winkan, German winken), a gradational variant of the root of Old High German wankon "to stagger, totter," Old Norse vakka "to stray, hover," from PIE *weng- "to bend, curve." The meaning "close an eye as a hint or signal" is first recorded c.1100; that of "close one's eyes to fault or irregularity" first attested late 15c. Related: Winked; winking.
c.1300, from wink (v.); meaning "very brief moment of time" is attested from 1580s.
v. winked, wink·ing, winks
To close and open the eyelid of one eye deliberately, as to convey a message, signal, or suggestion.
To close and open the eyelids of both eyes; blink.