Usage examples for flit

  1. And as for the " winged words," why should they have wings, if not to flit from character to character? – The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915 by Basil L. Gildersleeve
  2. Sometimes, at the twilight hour, a night- bird will come in by the window like some messenger of misfortune, flit round the darkened room, and then fly off again, carrying its sadness with it. – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  3. There is not an easier or a pleasanter height to climb than the Motterone, if, in Italian heat, you can endure the disappointment of seeing the summit, as you ascend, constantly flit away to a farther station. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  4. Ed Porter, of the C80, and Skinny Thompson, Bar- 20, cast their ropes with a sweeping, preliminary whirl over their heads, but the others used only a quick flit and twist of the wrist. – Hopalong Cassidy by Clarence E. Mulford
  5. A puzzled expression would flit over her countenance, as if she were trying to solve a problem which was inexplicable to her. – Minnie's Sacrifice by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  6. Isn't it bad enough to have sat watching one of Anatole's supremest dinners flit by, course after course, without having you making a song about it? – Right Ho, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
  7. Haggard with horror as well as revelry, he rushed towards the stair, but was met by Mrs Leslie, who stopped him and said: " Mr Forbes, gin you and Mr Cupples gang on at this rate, I'll be forced to gie ye baith warnin' to flit – Alec Forbes of Howglen by George MacDonald
  8. You turn your head just in time to see a dark- brown bird flit like a flash across the road and disappear. – Two Years in Oregon by Wallis Nash
  9. It would be well for his peace of mind if his love for her could flit away so softly, and leave so few traces behind. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  10. Often have I seen a cloud of light flit swiftly across these tinted bars, as if a hand were sweeping the strings of some grand harp. – By Canoe and Dog-Train by Egerton Ryerson Young
  11. As Grace carelessly mentioned the name she saw an expression of pain flit across Mrs. Allison's fine face. – Grace Harlowe's Senior Year at High School or The Parting of the Ways by Jessie Graham Flower
  12. Looking at Chloe as he spoke he saw a strange expression flit across her face. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  13. The fires on the bank seemed to flit by him as he followed that solitary girl- skater around the glittering icy reaches of the mill- pond. – Winter Fun by William O. Stoddard
  14. The only possible explanation is either to say that it is a matter of chance- which is no explanation at all, and foolish also; for chance, if indeed there be any such blind unreasonable thing in a reasonable world, does not repeat itself regularly- or to say frankly that there is some definite understanding and communication among the birds as they flit to and fro in the night; which is probably true, but obviously impossible to prove with our present limited knowledge. – A Little Brother to the Bear and other Animal Stories by William Long
  15. It was their intention to completely surprise the world at large and that part of it in particular bounded by the Brownsville borough lines, by having Node flit over the town and perhaps over the river; then later on, to Uniontown, to Pittsburg and other cities. – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  16. Philip saw his wife flit about the rooms with joyous air of proprietorship. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  17. But the young heart had a good share of timidity, and that stirred very often; making the colour flit to and fro 'like the rosy light upon the sky'- Mr. Kingsland originally observed; while Dr. Maryland looked at the evening star and was silent. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  18. It takes you so long to flit around that you never know when you've got to start in again." – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
  19. It is to be hoped that very soon some such machine will be perfected, whereby a man may flit from the fifth story window of the Grand Pacific Hotel, in Chicago, to Montreal before breakfast, leaving nothing in his room but the furniture and his kind regards. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  20. And in fact a smile did flit across the sleeper's face. – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh