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stroboscope


Gazing out dully at the stroboscopic dazzle-and-dark of the subway tunnel lights streaking past, I felt the combined pain like an immense and oppressive weight thrusting down directly on my shoulders, so heavy that it somehow actually compressed my lungs and made my breath come in harsh erratic gasps.
William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  a device with a flashing light that can be synchronized with the periodic movement of a rapidly moving object to make it appear stationary or as though it is moving slowly
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stroboscope stroboscopic stroboscopes
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  • Gazing out dully at the stroboscopic dazzle-and-dark of the subway tunnel lights streaking past, I felt the combined pain like an immense and oppressive weight thrusting down directly on my shoulders, so heavy that it somehow actually compressed my lungs and made my breath come in harsh erratic gasps.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • There was a stroboscopic flash and a bang, and a lightning bolt whacked an olive tree.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
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Associated words [difficulty]:   stroboscope [9]
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