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1  —as in:
a glimmer of hope
Definition a slight indication of something — such as hope or interest
  • I saw a glimmer of understanding in her eye.
glimmer = a slight indication of something
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • We can often better help another by fanning a glimmer of goodness than by censuring his faults.
    Edmund Gibson
  • In the back of his mind something began to glimmer.
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • glimmer = arise (an inkling of a new thought — a slight indication of something)
  • 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
  • glimmer = a slight indication of something
  • A glimmer of regret flashed through his weariness: this would be a good photo, but he'd left his camera in the hotel safe.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • glimmer = slight indication
  • Mr. Hooper's smile glimmered faintly.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister's Black Veil
  • glimmered = a slight indication of something
  • 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
  • glimmered = showed a slight indication
  • "It glimmered in their kindness to him," he repeated, smiling.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • Somehow she had come to be here in this tiny purple bathroom, a mother to Phoebe, a companion to a brilliant man with a failing mind, an unlikely but certain friend to this woman Doro March: the two of them strangers a year ago, women who might have passed each other on the street without a second glance or a glimmer of connection, their lives now woven together by the demands of their days and a cautious, sure respect.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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2  —as in:
glimmering lights
Definition a dim, wavering, or reflected light
  • The moonlight glimmered on the lake.
glimmered = shined (with a dim or wavering light)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • 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
  • 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
  • She turned to see Kay Marshall, dressed in slim pink pants and a cream and pink sweater, gold leather flats, and glimmering gold earrings.
    Kim Edwards  --  The Memory Keeper's Daughter
  • glimmering = shining (with a wavering or reflected light)
  • Through it, you could watch the glimmers of phosphorescence in the ocean's dark, and if you pressed your hand to it, you could feel the deep water on the other side, shockingly cold.
    Madeline Miller  --  Circe
  • glimmers = dim, wavering light
  • This plain of snow shone a powdery white that morning; the sun blazed icily somewhere too low on the horizon to be seen directly, but its clean rays shed a blue-white glimmer all around us.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • glimmer = dim reflected light
  • 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
glimmer = a dim wavering light

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