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Usage examples for flit

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. And in fact a smile did flit across the sleeper's face. – A Hero of Romance by Richard Marsh
  7. Looking at Chloe as he spoke he saw a strange expression flit across her face. – Afterwards by Kathlyn Rhodes
  8. 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
  9. Philip saw his wife flit about the rooms with joyous air of proprietorship. – The Higher Court by Mary Stewart Daggett
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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