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unblinking

[uhn-bling-king] /ʌnˈblɪŋ kɪŋ/
adjective
1.
not blinking.
2.
without displaying response, as surprise, confusion, or chagrin:
an unblinking reaction to the charges.
3.
not varying or wavering; fearless; forthright:
unblinking devotion.
Origin of unblinking
1905-1910
1905-10; un-1 + blinking
Related forms
unblinkingly, adverb
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  • They all sat round and gazed at me as though I were possessed of peculiar power, and I returned their unblinking stare.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
  • The wide eyes were still fixed upon her, immovable and unblinking.

    Tess of the Storm Country Grace Miller White
  • He just stared at her, unblinking, his big eyes soft and sad-looking.

    Foundling on Venus John de Courcy
  • There was no emotion to be read on that jewel-banded face or in her unblinking eyes.

    Storm Over Warlock Andre Norton
  • He sat motionless and unblinking for twenty minutes; then unluckily the onlookers told him it was quite finished.

    Through the Land of the Serb Mary Edith Durham
British Dictionary definitions for unblinking

unblinking

/ʌnˈblɪŋkɪŋ/
adjective
1.
without blinking
2.
showing no visible response or emotion
3.
not wavering through trepidation or fear
Derived Forms
unblinkingly, adverb
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