Definition of Blink of an eye

1. Noun. A very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat). "If I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"

Exact synonyms: Flash, Heartbeat, Instant, Jiffy, New York Minute, Split Second, Trice, Twinkling, Wink
Generic synonyms: Bit, Minute, Mo, Moment, Second
Derivative terms: Flash



Definition of Blink of an eye

1. Noun. (idiomatic) A very short period of time; quickly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blink Of An Eye

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blink of an eye (current term)
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Literary usage of Blink of an eye

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Triple Flame: The Inner Secrets of Sufism by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2001)
"The RasulĀ® replied,"He has so much work, He has to provide nourishment for all creation in the blink of an eye; He has so much to do. When he finishes this, ..."

2. The Tree That Fell to the West: Autobiography of a Sufi by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2003)
"In the blink of an eye, these beings can fly all around the world and come back ... In the blink of an eye he can bring the world into being in himself or ..."

3. Islam & World Peace: Explanations of a Sufi by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2004)
"He is capable of creating or destroying universes within the blink of an eye. If He were to close His eye, nothing would exist; when it opened again, ..."

4. Field Hearing on "Education at a Crossroads, What Works? What's Wasted edited by Peter Hoekstra (2000)
"... done in September, by Washington standards that's a blink of an eye. I mean that is absolutely incredible, and the findings that you have in your report ..."

5. Ballads by Robert Louis Stevenson (1890)
"And then, in the blink of an eye, A scream caught in with the breath, a whirling packet of limbs, A lump that dived in the gulph, more swift than a dolphin ..."

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