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glimpse
used in The Hound of the Baskervilles

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
  • We caught the one clear glimpse of it, and then the match flickered and went out, even as the hope had gone out of our souls.
    Chapter 12 — Death on the Moor (61% in)
  • I whisked round and had just time to catch a glimpse of something which I took to be a large black calf passing at the head of the drive.
    Chapter 2 — The Curse of the Baskervilles (88% in)
  • He is curiously employed at present, for, being an amateur astronomer, he has an excellent telescope, with which he lies upon the roof of his own house and sweeps the moor all day in the hope of catching a glimpse of the escaped convict.
    Chapter 8 — First Report of Dr. Watson (67% in)
  • There is an opening between two trees which enables one from this point of view to look right down upon it, while from all the other windows it is only a distant glimpse which can be obtained.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (4% in)
  • We were just in time to catch a glimpse of the tall, black-bearded figure, his shoulders rounded, as he tip-toed down the passage.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (49% in)
  • Let us see if we can get a glimpse of him.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (86% in)
  • I caught one glimpse of his short, squat, stronglybuilt figure as he sprang to his feet and turned to run.
    Chapter 9 — Second Report of Dr. Watson (89% in)
  • You only want to get a glimpse of his face to see that.
    Chapter 10 — Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson (29% in)

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in The Hound of the Baskervilles.

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