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glimmer
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The Fellowship of the Ring
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as in: glimmering lights Define
a dim, wavering, or reflected light
  • In his left hand he held up his glimmering staff, the light of which just showed the ground before his feet;

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  • The moonlight glimmered on the lake.
  • The west yet glimmers with some streaks of day;
    Shakespeare  --  Macbeth

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  • They passed slowly, and the hobbits could see the starlight glimmering on their hair and in their eyes.
  • The white bollards near the water’s edge glimmered in the light of two lamps on high posts.

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  • In the darkness they caught the white glimmer of foam, where the river flowed over a short fall.
  • It was a pale morning: in the East, behind long clouds like lines of soiled wool stained red at the edges, lay glimmering deeps of yellow.
  • She passed out of the room with a glimmer and a rustle.
  • Tinuviel was dancing there To music of a pipe unseen, And light of stars was in her hair, And in her raiment glimmering.
  • Even as they did so, they saw on the top of the hill something small and dark against the glimmer of the moonrise.
  • Tinuviel the elven-fair, Immortal maiden elven-wise, About him cast her shadowy hair And arms like silver glimmering.
  • Slanting through the thin silver mist; the dew upon the yellow leaves was glimmering, and the woven nets of gossamer twinkled on every bush.
  • Following its line eastward with their eyes they saw the Mountains: the nearer foothills were brown and sombre; behind them stood taller shapes of grey, and behind those again were high white peaks glimmering among the clouds.

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  • Among them, nodding on slender stalks, were other flowers, white and palest green: they glimmered as a mist amid the rich hue of the grass.
  • High up above the eastern archway through a shaft near the roof came a long pale gleam; and across the hall through the northern arch light also glimmered faint and distantly.
  • Behind them the sinking Sun filled the cool western sky with glimmering gold.
  • There the white rind of the new Moon could be seen glimmering in the remote lakes.
  • A wanderer escaped from night to haven white he came at last, to Elvenhome the green and fair where keen the air, where pale as glass beneath the Hill of Ilmarin a-glimmer in a valley sheer the lamplit towers of Tirion are mirrored on the Shadowmere.
  • As they went along it the glimmer grew stronger, and they saw that it came through a doorway on their right.
  • The night grew dark, but the stars above were strangely bright, and there was a glimmer On the face of the River.
  • They groped their way down a long flight of steps, and then looked back; but they could see nothing, except high above them the faint glimmer of the wizard’s staff.
  • Out of the shadows a ladder was let down: it was made of rope, silver-grey and glimmering in the dark, and though it looked slender it proved strong enough to bear many men.
  • Eastward the Barrow-downs rose, ridge behind ridge into the morning, and vanished out of eyesight into a guess: it was no more than a guess of blue and a remote white glimmer blending with the hem of the sky, but it spoke to them, out of memory and old tales, of the high and distant mountains.
  • Southward he looked, and below his very feet the Great River curled like a toppling wave and plunged over the falls of Rauros into a foaming pit; a glimmering rainbow played upon the fume.
  • It was dark, but not too dark for the night-eyes of Orcs, and in the star-glimmer they must have offered their cunning foes some mark, unless it was that the grey cloaks Of Lorien and the grey timber of the elf-wrought boats defeated the malice of the archers of Mordor.
  • It stepped forward slowly on to the bridge, and suddenly it drew itself up to a great height, and its wings were spread from wall to wall; but still Gandalf could be seen, glimmering in the gloom; he seemed small, and altogether alone: grey and bent, like a wizened tree before the onset of a storm.

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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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