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glimpse
used in Lord of the Flies

8 uses
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Definition
a quick look or partial understanding
The exact meaning of glimpse can depend upon its context. For example:
  • "I caught a glimpse of her when I was walking to class." — a very quick look
  • "I glimpsed at the headlines." — looked quickly
  • "Reading the book gave me a glimpse of the life of a devout Muslim immigrant in America." — a quick, incomplete view
  • If anyone peered under the bushes and chanced to glimpse human flesh it might be Samneric who would pretend not to see and say nothing.
    p. 198.1
  • This again led into more open forest so that they had a glimpse of the spread sea.
    p. 27.7
  • Ralph bent back his head and glimpsed Roger's dark face at the top.
    p. 175.0
  • Ralph sensed the position of the weapon from the glimpse he caught of Jack's arm and put the thrust aside with his own butt.
    p. 177.1
  • He numbered them through his fringe, glimpsed the ineffectual smoke.
    p. 179.5
  • He had even glimpsed one of them, striped brown, black, and red, and had judged that it was Bill.
    p. 183.5
  • Within seconds he was worming his way into the thicket; but not before he had glimpsed the legs of a savage coming toward him.
    p. 191.9
  • Looking up between the leaves he caught a glimpse of something red.
    p. 192.4

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in Lord of the Flies.

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