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glimmer
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2 meanings
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1  —as in:
a glimmer of hope
Definition a slight indication of something — such as hope or interest
  • I saw a glimmer of understanding in her eye.
glimmer = a slight indication of something
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We can often better help another by fanning a glimmer of goodness than by censuring his faults.
    Edmund Gibson
  • In the back of his mind something began to glimmer.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • glimmer = arise (an inkling of a new thought — a slight indication of something)
  • I took Drew's handoff, saw a glimmer of a hole between Tyler Ashby and our center Dan Driessen, and made my move.
    Carl Deuker  --  Gym Candy
  • glimmer = a slight indication of something
  • A glimmer of regret flashed through his weariness: this would be a good photo, but he'd left his camera in the hotel safe.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • glimmer = slight indication
  • Mr. Hooper's smile glimmered faintly.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister's Black Veil
  • glimmered = a slight indication of something
  • He cleared his throat and read from the book: " 'It was at moments such as these that Joseph recognized the face of God in human form. It glimmered in their kindness to him, it glowed in their...' "
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • glimmered = showed a slight indication
  • "It glimmered in their kindness to him," he repeated, smiling.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Somehow she had come to be here in this tiny purple bathroom, a mother to Phoebe, a companion to a brilliant man with a failing mind, an unlikely but certain friend to this woman Doro March: the two of them strangers a year ago, women who might have passed each other on the street without a second glance or a glimmer of connection, their lives now woven together by the demands of their days and a cautious, sure respect.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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2  —as in:
glimmering lights
Definition a dim, wavering, or reflected light
  • The moonlight glimmered on the lake.
glimmered = shined (with a dim or wavering light)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day;
    Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • Down the Strand the lamps were but misty splotches of diffused light which threw a feeble circular glimmer upon the slimy pavement.
    Sir Arthur Conan Doyle  --  Sign of the Four
  • I stood watching their white dresses glimmer smaller and smaller down the sidewalk as they went away.
    Willa Cather  --  My Antonia
  • He saw the glimmering of a fire upon the old walls...
    Charles Dickens  --  The Old Curiosity Shop
  • At the first faintest glimmering of the dawn, his iron voice was heard from aft — Man the mast-heads.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She turned to see Kay Marshall, dressed in slim pink pants and a cream and pink sweater, gold leather flats, and glimmering gold earrings.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • glimmering = shining (with a wavering or reflected light)
  • Kino and Juana watched it go, winking and glimmering under the setting sun.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • glimmering = shining (with a dim or wavering light)
  • It was evening, and the stars were glimmering in the eastern sky
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • glimmering = dimly shining or twinkling
  • he returned with the first glimmer of light,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
glimmer = dim light

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