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1‘the twinkling lights of the harbour’
glittering, sparkling, coruscating, glimmering, glinting, gleaming, glistening, flickering, winking
bright, shining, brilliant
rare scintillating, scintillant, refulgent, effulgent, fulgent, nitid, luculent
‘I'll be back in a twinkling’
in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, in less than no time, in no time at all, before you know it, before long, shortly, in a very short time
in a jiffy, nanosecond, before you can say Jack Robinson, in a sec, in the blink of an eye, in a blink, in the wink of an eye, in a wink, before you can say knife
in a tick, in two ticks, in a mo, sharpish
in a snap
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