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glimpse
used in The War of the Worlds

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
  • I did not succeed in getting a glimpse of the common, for even Horsell and Chobham church towers were in the hands of the military authorities.
    1.9 — Book 1 Chapter 9 — The Fighting Begins (36% in)
  • And looking across space with instruments, and intelligences such as we have scarcely dreamed of, they see, at its nearest distance only 35,000,000 of miles sunward of them, a morning star of hope, our own warmer planet, green with vegetation and grey with water, with a cloudy atmosphere eloquent of fertility, with glimpses through its drifting cloud wisps of broad stretches of populous country and narrow, navy-crowded seas.
    1.1 — Book 1 Chapter 1 — The Coming of the Martians (29% in)
  • Even at this first encounter, this first glimpse, I was overcome with disgust and dread.
    1.4 — Book 1 Chapter 4 — The Cylinder Opens (69% in)
  • CHAPTER FIVE THE HEAT-RAY After the glimpse I had had of the Martians emerging from the cylinder in which they had come to the earth from their planet, a kind of fascination paralysed my actions.
    1.5 — Book 1 Chapter 5 — The Heat-Ray (0% in)
  • Here again on the Surrey side were black dust that had once been smoke, and dead bodies—a heap near the approach to the station; but we had no glimpse of the Martians until we were some way towards Barnes.
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Under Foot (36% in)

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in The War of the Worlds.

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