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winking

 [wingk´ing]
quick opening and closing of the eyelids.
jaw winking involuntary closing of the eyelids associated with jaw movements.
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At 1NTERPHFX next March, readers stopped by our booth to tell me how they laughed over that editorial, or winkingly talked to me about" win-win relationships."I thought/'Uh-oh.They're actually paying attention to me." (I later expanded my'banned phrases'to include"communication is key")
Usher winkingly reminds us that all words are created by people and that language unfailingly reflects the thrilling contradictions of our kind.
This is a narrator, then, who winkingly says of the site of Lottie's hotel that it "may be assumed to stand at the corner of Hay Hill" (29).
I have to confess some do fall foul of the wine luvvies in leaflets, and I couldn't help tease wine producer Daniel Vollenweider about his gorgeous wines were "winkingly evocative" of the steep slate slopes at Traben-Trabach.
Orchestrally, Barry's score is fascinating, fizzingly through-composed, winkingly allusive at times (including Janacek and Wagner, and the first two acts ending with references to the "Auld Lang Syne" with which the opera, in Barry's own car-crashing arrangement, begins), and rich in imaginative touches, such as a duet for wind-machines, a seemingly endlessly prolonged brass trill, and two elegantly choreographed plate-smashing cameos.
Part of the strength of Manning and Young's books is the post-modern self-consciousness they bring to their creations, and the ways they largely avoid being winkingly ironic in spite of that self-consciousness.
By 9 November, the paper launched a new feuilleton whose winkingly homonymic title, Le Cure de Mellecey, referenced a priest.
Later, when Lumet directed the 1976 TV news satire "Network," he would winkingly insist the dark tragicomedy wasn't an exaggeration of the TV business but mere "reportage."
Bush also stayed away from taking any digs at the Obama administration, though he did winkingly acknowledge "there is a lot of criticism."
When it comes to financial services companies in particular, advisors rightly turn a gimlet eye on those who claim that this time it's different, and on those who winkingly repeat the mantra that past performance is no guarantee of future results but then suggest the opposite.
It shows the direction in which this production winkingly thrusts itself, towards ladies of certain age for whom Pellow was a pin-up in the '80s.
I don't hear DuPlessis in this one, and it's her voice--witty, grave, chatty, winkingly stuffy, punning, layered, and inherently polyvocal--that makes this collection the stunning success it is.