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glimpse
used in Anne Of Green Gables

7 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
  • Off to the left were the big barns and beyond them, away down over green, low-sloping fields, was a sparkling blue glimpse of sea.
    Chapter 4 — Morning at Green Gables (17% in)
  • Its windows looked east and west; through the west one, looking out on the back yard, came a flood of mellow June sunlight; but the east one, whence you got a glimpse of the bloom white cherry-trees in the left orchard and nodding, slender birches down in the hollow by the brook, was greened over by a tangle of vines.
    Chapter 1 — Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised (41% in)
  • Below the boughs the air was full of a purple twilight and far ahead a glimpse of painted sunset sky shone like a great rose window at the end of a cathedral aisle.
    Chapter 2 — Matthew Cuthbert is surprised (65% in)
  • It was broad daylight when Anne awoke and sat up in bed, staring confusedly at the window through which a flood of cheery sunshine was pouring and outside of which something white and feathery waved across glimpses of blue sky.
    Chapter 4 — Morning at Green Gables (2% in)
  • With her chin propped on her hands and her eyes fixed on the blue glimpse of the Lake of Shining Waters that the west window afforded, she was far away in a gorgeous dreamland hearing and seeing nothing save her own wonderful visions.
    Chapter 15 — A Tempest in the School Teapot (44% in)
  • Ruby Gillis, who got a glimpse of it as it went down, told the others going home from school that she'd "acksually never seen anything like it—it was so white, with awful little red spots in it."
    Chapter 15 — A Tempest in the School Teapot (69% in)
  • Jane says it was her first glimpse into high life and she'll never forget it to her dying day."
    Chapter 30 — The Queens Class Is Organized (88% in)

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in Anne Of Green Gables.

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