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glimmer
as in:  a glimmer of hope


I saw a glimmer of understanding in her eye.
  a slight indication of something — such as hope or interest
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Samples:
  • I saw a glimmer of understanding in her eye.
  • We can often better help another by fanning a glimmer of goodness than by censuring his faults.
    Edmund Gibson
  • 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
  • In the back of his mind something began to glimmer.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun

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  • 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
  • Mr. Hooper’s smile glimmered faintly.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister’s Black Veil
  • "It glimmered in their kindness to him," he repeated, smiling.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
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Associated words [difficulty]:   glimmer [1]
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