Usage examples for flicker

  1. If I could only have won for myself a place among the great names that the world will ever honor, I might with more content let the candle of my existence flicker out when it must. – Barriers Burned Away by E. P. Roe
  2. The faint flicker of a smile passed over the cheek of the old Earl. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  3. As though he would find a flicker in the steady eyes of the other man to tell him what he wanted to know, he moved his hand, his left, a very, very little, so little that save at a time like this no man would have seen. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  4. Through a high, narrow window he saw a pale flicker of light. – The Cartels Jungle by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  5. A flicker of her eye beamed furtive on the professor's face. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  6. Suddenly one of these sparks began To flicker and glimmer and wink Like a big bright eye, till I hardly knew What to do or to say or to think. – Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1 by Edward William Cole
  7. It was only a flicker. – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  8. There he had found the end of the rope hanging and in a last flicker of understanding had tied it around himself. – The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  9. Not a head turned, and but for a slight flicker of impatience the doctor remained unmoved. – The Doctor A Tale Of The Rockies by Ralph Connor
  10. For the first time the faintest flicker of a smile seemed to appear for a moment on the Unknown's features. – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
  11. A shout that made the candles flicker and jump, that filled the street, and was heard even in the distant market- place, greeted the proposal. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  12. And if we get tired, she added with a flicker, in response to her aunt's movement of protest, we can squeeze in among the other couples on some grassy bank. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  13. The eyes scarcely noticed Bentley, though there was a slight flicker of fear in them. – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  14. " If they couldn't get at the men in the aircars and couldn't communicate with them"- the flicker again! – Novice by James H. Schmitz
  15. It echoed through the silent woods like great blows of an ax, and some long moments passed before Vivian could assure her frightened heart that it was only a flicker searching for his dinner. – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  16. The air over the grass appeared to flicker. – Novice by James H. Schmitz
  17. As he walked through the open door the lamp in his hand gave a last despairing flicker and went out. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science, March 1930 by Various
  18. Still, I have a flicker of pride left: I would rather you should not have seen me an ugly old sot. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  19. The little girl looked to see that Baba Yaga was in the bath- house, and then she jumped down from the little hut on hen's legs, and ran to the gates as fast as her legs could flicker. – Old Peter's Russian Tales by Arthur Ransome