blink of an eye


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blink of an eye

Very quickly; in a very short period of time. Usually used in the phrase "in the blink of an eye." When we got into that car accident, our lives changed in the blink of an eye. Watch the baby closely, she can get into something dangerous in the blink of an eye.
See also: blink, eye, of
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Above all, The Blink of an Eye stresses the miracle and fragility of life.
The series of videos entitled In the blink of an eye focuses on three construction workers (Peader, Robert and Shane) who, after experiencing serious workplace accidents, were treated at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH).
That we are fragile beings and no matter how invincible we think we are, we can all disappear in a blink of an eye. Even before we depart this world, we should make every effort to use our time on things that matter that we should never underestimate sending our love to our family and friends.
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The drama tackles different social issues, like love, marriage, trust, honor, and how a person's destiny can change within the blink of an eye.According to the London based Elaph, the drama stars Amal, prominent Syrian actors Saloum Haddad, Abdel Munem Amayreh (Amal's husband), Jihad Saed, Salma Al Masri, Duha Al Dabbas, Rawah Yasin, Jalal Shamout, Maysoon Abu Asad and several other Syrian actors.
MOST people possess an automatic "gaydar" that assesses sexual orientation in less than a blink of an eye, research has shown.
has published In The Blink of An Eye: The Reed and Rob Nixon Story by Sheryl Brown Nixon.
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It had been a tortuous loading process for the stalls handlers - with Blink Of An Eye, Collaborate and Princess Willow all causing problems at the gate meaning the race went off seven minutes late.
In the blink of an eye, she lost several long-standing clients who said they wanted to start managing their vacancies in-house.
A new eye scanner can identify people in the blink of an eye. Using a powerful high-definition camera, the Combined Face and Iris Recognition System (CFAIRS) takes a high-resolution picture of the iris (colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil, or eye's center) from up to 4.9 meters (16 feet) away.
The Top Gear presenter takes a three-part look at the wonders of the world which we miss, because they happen in the blink of an eye.
We work tirelessly in advocating, identifying, and conserving resources and securing rights; and along comes a ringer, an outsider, who captures it all in a blink of an eye.
Maliki would have become the most important figure in Iraq in the blink of an eye, the one person everyone would have had to deal with.
There has to be nanoseconds or a blink of an eye response time to what the surface operator wants the submersible to do.