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glimmer
as in:  glimmering lights


The moonlight glimmered on the lake.
  a dim, wavering, or reflected light
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  • The moonlight glimmered on the lake.
  • 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

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  • 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
  • Tally caught the glimmer of the river through the smoke,
    Scott Westerfeld  --  Uglies
  • In his left hand he held up his glimmering staff, the light of which just showed the ground before his feet;
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Kino and Juana watched it go, winking and glimmering under the setting sun.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • They made their beds on the sand, and as the blaze dropped from the fire the sphere of light grew smaller; the curling branches disappeared and only a faint glimmer showed where the tree trunks were.
    John Steinbeck  --  Of Mice and Men

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  • he returned with the first glimmer of light,
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • It was evening, and the stars were glimmering in the eastern sky
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • The woods were already filled with shadows one June evening, just before eight o’clock, though a bright sunset still glimmered faintly among the trunks of the trees.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron
  • The candle-buds opened their wide white flowers glimmering under the light that pricked down from the first stars.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The conch glimmered among the trees, a white blob against the place where the sun would rise.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Ralph held out the glimmering conch and Maurice took it obediently.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • There was a moment’s struggle and the glimmering conch jigged up and down.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • The conch still glimmered by the chief’s seat.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
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