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. 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
  3. " 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
  4. 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
  5. The air over the grass appeared to flicker – Novice by James H. Schmitz
  6. Through a high, narrow window he saw a pale flicker of light. – The Cartels Jungle by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
  7. 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
  8. It was only a flicker – The Story of Louie by Oliver Onions
  9. 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
  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. 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
  12. The eyes scarcely noticed Bentley, though there was a slight flicker of fear in them. – The Mind Master by Arthur J. Burks
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. The slightest flicker of jealous resentment gleamed in Aleck's eyes, but his speech was as slow and precise as ever. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  18. The faint flicker of a smile passed over the cheek of the old Earl. – Patsy by S. R. Crockett
  19. 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
  20. A flicker of her eye beamed furtive on the professor's face. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë