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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
  • She'd had the faintest glimmer of an imagining to slow Bibwit down and then—bam!
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • glimmer = slight amount
  • He was a beat too late: Bright won by a glimmer.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • glimmer = slight amount
  • Mr. Hooper's smile glimmered faintly.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Minister's Black Veil
  • glimmered = a slight indication of something
  • 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
  • They glimmered in the candlelight, pink and pale green and silver.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
  • glimmered = shined (with a dim or wavering light)
  • The tall man's sparkling white garment glimmered in the afternoon sun.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • glimmered = shined
  • When morning comes and the parking lot glimmers with dew, I see the billboard on the highway.
    Katherine Applegate  --  The One and Only Ivan
  • glimmers = shines
  • His eyes, however, were soon greeted by a little glimmering light, which, at first a long way off was approaching up the street.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
glimmering = dimly shining or twinkling

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