“I could never have imagined a place like this where we have good meals, clothing, teachers,” Obaida said, flashing a smile.
It is a wearying carousel of flashing lights and scary expressions pumping up and down in time to the music.
She axes the terrible contestants while still soothing them, flashing that sweet J.Lo smile, for the sake of our entertainment.
The picture shows him on a jet ski, flashing a big smile and giving the finger with both hands.
flashing my bourgeois trophy around made me feel naughty and subversive, but settling down for real felt like defeat.
“You have no right to ask me that,” she said, flashing with resentment.
The reporter stood with clenched fists and flashing eyes, hesitating.
Rosies lips were very tight as if she had made up her mind to some bold deed but her flashing eyes showed her excitement.
There was one flashing glimpse of conning tower, smashed plates.
From right and left, in all directions along the country road, came the flashing of lights and little knots of hurrying people.
late 14c., from flasken (c.1300) "to dash or splash" (as water), probably imitative. Related: Flashed; flashing. Sense of "give off a sudden burst of light or flame" is 1540s. Flash flood is from 1940. Flash card is from 1923. Flash cube (remember those?) is from 1965.
1560s, from flash (v.); originally of lightning. Meaning "first news report" is from 1857. Meaning "photographic lamp" is from 1913. The comic book character dates to 1940. Flash in the pan (1809) is from old-style guns, where the powder might ignite in the pan but fail to spark the main charge.