Scripture-reading and the new views had spread widely, and the regent was disposed to wink at this in the case of the "religious nobility."
"You know," she said with a wink, unable to resist the urge to mess with him a little.
They were, however, fated to fall far short of such a consummation; and at all times orthodox Brahmanism has had to wink at, or ignore, all manner of gross superstitions and repulsive practices, along with the popular worship of countless hosts of godlings, demons, spirits and ghosts, and mystic objects and symbols of every description.
The Watcher nodded and disappeared in a wink of light.
"A million all but one!" replied a waggish soldier in a torn coat, with a wink, and passed on followed by another, an old man.
"Yes, they worked all day and didn't play!" remarked the tall, round- faced peasant gravely, pointing with a significant wink at the dictionaries that were on the top.
He disappeared with a wink of purple light.
The first part of the word is from hleapan, to leap; the second part is "wink" (O.H.G.
Once a little fish swam too near the surface, and the kitten grabbed it in her mouth and ate it up as quick as a wink; but Dorothy cautioned her to be careful what she ate in this valley of enchantments, and no more fishes were careless enough to swim within reach.
"If you must be with a man, it's good that he's French," Claire said with a wink at Pierre.
He tried to snooze but only managed a wink or two before the plane began its descent into Norfolk.
Zwingli had joined in an address to the bishop of Constance calling on him no longer to endure the scandal of harlotry, but to allow the priests to marry wives, or, at least, to wink at their marriages.
They looked at one another (now that the hunt was over and they were in the house, Nicholas no longer considered it necessary to show his manly superiority over his sister), Natasha gave him a wink, and neither refrained long from bursting into a peal of ringing laughter even before they had a pretext ready to account for it.
Jackson knew the odds were that guy hadn't slept a wink all night, but he wanted her to wait as long as possible.
His one blue eye twinkled and the patch over the other served as a perpetual wink - which was fitting.
There was no charge for Fred, though the counter girl, with a wink at Dean, asked for age verification, telling Fred he didn't look a day over sixty.