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blink

[bliŋk]
(mechanics)
A unit of time equal to 10-5 day or to 0.864 second.
(meteorology)
A brightening of the base of a cloud layer, caused by the reflection of light from a snow- or ice-covered surface.
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Instead, Frankie was robbed of these opportunities," she said, blinking back tears.
I began blinking back tears like a Dickensian orphan and bleated: "You only notice me when I'm not here
Cecil, besieged by well wishers after his triumph, was understandably blinking back the tears as he returned to the winner's enclosure borne along on a wave of good will.
Blinking back tears as she described her painful and prolonged labour, Mrs Clarke claimed medical staff ignored her pleas for pain relief and surgery.
The hostage, who wore a black T-shirt, spoke directly into the camera, blinking back tears.
In the tape, a clearly distraught Hassan spoke directly into the camera, blinking back tears.
I knew it was her truck,'' said Perez, blinking back tears as he stood on the front lawn.
You sounded so good," she said, blinking back tears.
Hingis, blinking back tears, marched off court before the presentation.
Also pictured are his friend Barry Imray, his mother Julie Mills and his then-girlfriend Nicole Lawrence, who failed to halt the terrible abuse that led to Lee's death BLINKING back tears, MP Catherine McKinnell called for lessons to be learnt from the horrifying murder of Lee Irving.
When you learn that he and Steffi don't let their children attend tennis classes - and understand why- you'd have a heart of stone not to be blinking back tears.
ONE had to feel sorry for the woman, blinking back tears on camera as she described the "horror" of the Christmas floods that had engulfed her home.