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Moby Dick
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  • At last I slid off into a light doze, and had pretty nearly made a good offing towards the land of Nod, when I heard a heavy footfall in the passage, and saw a glimmer of light come into the room from under the door.
  • At that moment Starbuck caught sight of Stubb’s face slowly beginning to glimmer into sight.

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  • A pale, death-glimmer lit up Fedallah’s sunken eyes; a hideous motion gnawed his mouth.
  • At the first faintest glimmering of the dawn, his iron voice was heard from aft,—"Man the mast-heads!

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as in: a glimmer of hope Define
a slight indication of something -- such as hope or interest
as in: glimmering lights Define
a dim, wavering, or reflected light
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