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glimpse
used in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

5 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
  • There was not an urchin in school but was perishing to have a glimpse of it, but the chance never came.
    Chapter 20 (21% in)
  • They inwardly resolved to watch him nights, when opportunity should offer, in the hope of getting a glimpse of his dread master.
    Chapter 11 (58% in)
  • Under the ceaseless conflagration of lightning that flamed in the skies, everything below stood out in clean-cut and shadowless distinctness: the bending trees, the billowy river, white with foam, the driving spray of spume-flakes, the dim outlines of the high bluffs on the other side, glimpsed through the drifting cloud-rack and the slanting veil of rain.
    Chapter 16 (76% in)
  • At that moment a shadow fell on the page and Tom Sawyer stepped in at the door and caught a glimpse of the picture.
    Chapter 20 (29% in)
  • ...in many striking additions to adorn it withal; and closed with a description of how he left Becky and went on an exploring expedition; how he followed two avenues as far as his kite-line would reach; how he followed a third to the fullest stretch of the kite-line, and was about to turn back when he glimpsed a far-off speck that looked like daylight; dropped the line and groped toward it, pushed his head and shoulders through a small hole, and saw the broad Mississippi rolling by!
    Chapter 32 (41% in)

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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