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used in Anna Karenina

13 uses
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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
  • As he was going out he caught a glimpse in the looking glass of her face, white, with quivering lips.
    Part Seven (81% in)
  • He caught a glimpse of the broad, smooth, black and piebald back of Hollandka.
    Part One (81% in)
  • Farther on, it was continually the same again and again: the same shaking and rattling, the same snow on the window, the same rapid transitions from steaming heat to cold, and back again to heat, the same passing glimpses of the same figures in the twilight, and the same voices, and Anna began to read and to understand what she read.
    Part One (86% in)
  • They get a glimpse of red lips under a short veil, and exquisite little feet.
    Part Two (11% in)
  • Just as he was passing along the passage, the boy opened the door into the second horse-box on the left, and Vronsky caught a glimpse of a big chestnut horse with white legs.
    Part Two (53% in)
  • He caught a glimpse of his mud-stained face as he flashed by.
    Part Two (68% in)
  • He had not seen Kitty since that memorable evening when he met Vronsky, not counting, that is, the moment when he had had a glimpse of her on the highroad.
    Part Four (36% in)
  • And he saw all that Pestsov had been maintaining at dinner of the liberty of woman, simply from getting a glimpse of the terror of an old maid's existence and its humiliation in Kitty's heart; and loving her, he felt that terror and humiliation, and at once gave up his arguments.
    Part Four (53% in)
  • To get a glimpse of her son out walking, finding out where and when he went out, was not enough for her; she had so looked forward to this meeting, she had so much she must say to him, she so longed to embrace him, to kiss him.
    Part Five (84% in)
  • Stiva I had only a glimpse of, and he cannot tell one about the children.
    Part Six (54% in)
  • Yet that grief and this joy were alike outside all the ordinary conditions of life; they were loop-holes, as it were, in that ordinary life through which there came glimpses of something sublime.
    Part Seven (44% in)
  • But when it was undressed and he caught a glimpse of wee, wee, little hands, little feet, saffron-colored, with little toes, too, and positively with a little big toe different from the rest, and when he saw Lizaveta Petrovna closing the wide-open little hands, as though they were soft springs, and putting them into linen garments, such pity for the little creature came upon him, and such terror that she would hurt it, that he held her hand back.
    Part Seven (48% in)
  • At a glimpse of a pretty woman, my thoughts....
    Part Seven (60% in)

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