blink of an eye


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Noun1.blink of an eye - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)blink of an eye - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
mo, moment, second, minute, bit - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
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The resulting technology allows the lens to change its focal length depending on the signals generated, which basically means the lens can zoom in the blink of an eye. The scientists believe the technology could help develop visual prostheses, adjustable glasses, and remotely-operated robotics.
In the blink of an eye last season has been consigned to history and pre-season preparations have commenced for the 12 teams in the Gallagher Premiership.
A blink of an eye A life can be destroyed in a blink of an eye A tragic accident could happen to you or I A clumsy trip or a simple fall Can and has caused tragedy as I recall So be aware of danger at work or play Safety is paramount at the end of the day Check out your work location For any possible dangerous situation Old timers need to be a little more aware And try not to do what others your age would not dare As members of the sometimes careless and fearless human race Accidents and injuries we all sometimes unfortunately face GEORGE McLANDERS
Rikke Schmidt Kjaergaard; THE BLINK OF AN EYE; The Experiment (Nonfiction: Autobiography & Memoir) 15.95 ISBN: 9781615195718
Summary: Interior Minister Raya El Hassan vowed Sunday evening to take measures to limit car crashes, which she said "are taking the lives of our youth in the blink of an eye."
The journey is long and the carelessness of a driver and in some cases, the blink of an eye, can lead to an accident.
A theatre actor with wits and words that would charm you in the blink of an eye, Shah Rukh Khan started his career from the small screen with television shows like Fauji and Circus.
RHS chief horticulturalist Guy Barter said: "I would urge people to get outside into their gardens or visit green spaces this weekend as spring could be over in the blink of an eye and you really don't want to miss what's coming.
Its ultrafast CCD acquires an entire fluorescence spectrum in the blink of an eye. With an effective scan speed of 510,000 nm/min, the spectrometer can acquire an entire three dimensional excitation emission matrix (EEM) in less than a second.
Watch as Chinese workers in the city of Chengdu demolish a high-rise building in the blink of an eye pic.twitter.com/4n8Tbsbile
"Life's so short and it can be taken away Brave in the blink of an eye."
Moeen (five for 69), who kick-started England's campaign with a 10-wicket haul at Lord's and then finished the Oval Test in the blink of an eye with a hat-trick, this time ended proceedings with a mere two wickets in two balls as James Anderson (three for 16) also chipped in appropriately to consign the tourists to defeat by 177 runs.