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Noun
A brief or unsteady glimmer of light
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“He found it unexpectedly in the form of a flicker of light in the corner of his eye, somewhere out in the distant blackness of space.”
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A very small trace of something
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“I felt a slight flicker of resentment toward Mom for leaving me here alone, but I squashed it down.”
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A sudden (and usually temporary) flurry of activity or emotion
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“His presidency was a flicker of hope for a democratic future in a country long dominated by ruthless dictators.”
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A cinema film
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An act of flapping or waving, usually quickly and irregularly
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The light emitted by a candle
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A slight trembling movement or sound, sometimes figuratively
Verb
To give off light unsteadily
“Sarah stood at the open window, watching the stars flicker in the night sky.”
Verb
(of a flame or light) To flicker as if about to be extinguished
“The lights flicker and go out and the whole place is in darkness.”
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To move about or around quickly and randomly
“The flames would flicker all night long, and the scenes on my wallpaper would come alive.”
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To make small, quick movements
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“The undersides of their leaves flicker in the wind, rustling and roaring.”
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To wink or blink one's eyes
“Eyes flicker rapidly, but inspection shows they do not oscillate as nystagmus cases do, but rapidly alternate fixation.”
Verb
Be undecided between two opinions or courses of action
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Verb
To become dark or dim, typically of a source of light
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