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eyeblink

[ ahy-blingk ]
/ ˈaɪˌblɪŋk /
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noun

an instant; a very short space of time.

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Example sentences from the Web for eyeblink

  • It was an eyeblink ago that that divorcées were shunned, that contraception within marriage was often considered reprehensible.

  • Lo, levin leaping lightens in eyeblink Ireland's westward welkin.

    Ulysses|James Joyce
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