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glimmer
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Harry Potter (#5) and the Order of the Phoenix
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  • The grimy fronts of the surrounding houses were not welcoming; some of them had broken windows, glimmering dully in the light fro the streetlamps, paint was peeling from many of the doors and heaps of rubbish lay outside several sets of front steps.
  • The back of his head glimmered in the candlelight.

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  • He heard a soft hissing noise and then old-fashioned gas lamps sputtered into life all along the walls, casting a flickering insubstantial light over the peeling wallpaper and threadbare carpet of a long, gloomy hallway, where a cobwebby chandelier glimmered overhead and age-blackened portraits hung crooked on the walls.
  • Glimmering eerily, they drifted in and out of sight in the depths of the green liquid, looking something like slimy cauliflowers.
  • They glimmered dully in the light issuing from more candle-brackets set at intervals along the shelves.
  • Beneath the branch of blue-glowing candles protruding from it glimmered the silver figure fifty-three.
  • Grawp’s lopsided mouth was gaping stupidly; they could see his bricklike yellow teeth glimmering in the half-light, his dull sludge-coloured eyes narrowed as he squinted down at the creatures at his feet.

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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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