Definition of In a flash

1. Adverb. Without any delay. "He was killed outright"

Exact synonyms: Instantaneously, Instantly, Outright
Partainyms: Instantaneous



Definition of In a flash

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) Instantaneous, very quick, in a very short amount of time. ¹

2. Adverb. (idiomatic) Very quickly ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of In A Flash

in Abraham's bosom
in Dutch
in Dutch(p)
in God's name
in a bad way(p)
in a bake
in a beastly manner
in a big way
in a bind
in a broad way
in a canter
in a circle
in a cleft stick
in a family way
in a few shakes
in a flash (current term)
in a heartbeat
in a heartfelt way
in a higher place
in a hurry
in a jiffy
in a lather
in a league of one's own
in a low voice
in a manner of speaking
in a minute
in a moment
in a nutshell
in a one-er
in a oner

Literary usage of In a flash

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1. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Called Frederick the Great: Called by Thomas Carlyle (1873)
"... seen in a flash of Lightning. This is another of those tragi-comic scenes, tragic enough in effect, between Father and Son ; Son now about eighteen, ..."

2. The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index, and by Joseph Addison, Richard Steele (1853)
"... the earth in a flash of lightning: she might have tainted the atmosphere with her breath; the very glaring of her eyes might have scattered infection. ..."

3. History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, called Frederick the Great: in ten vol by Thomas Carlyle (1859)
"... seen in a flash of lightning. This is another of those tragi-comic scenes, tragic enough in effect, between Father and Son; Son now about eighteen,—fit ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"Now the capacity discharged in a flash is small. He said it was small for this reason, that the quantity of electricity discharged is not great. ..."

5. Works by Thomas Carlyle (1894)
"... seen in a Flash of Lightning. This is another of those tragi-comic scenes, tragic enough in effect, between Father and Son; Son now about eighteen,—fit ..."

6. Retrospections of the Stage by John Bernard (1832)
"Scene in a flash house.—Incident.—Brighton. IN the autumn of 1793 I returned to Covent Garden, and made my bow in lc Lord. Ogleby :'" my reception led me to ..."

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