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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
  • "Wouldn't be so bad to have a glimpse of the old town, would it!"
    Chapter 38 (47% in)
  • Inside the shop, a glimpse of bad carbon prints of bad and famous pictures, shelves of phonograph records and camera films, wooden toys, and in the midst an anxious small woman sitting in a padded rocking chair.
    Chapter 4 (26% in)
  • But she was sickened by glimpses of the gang of boys from fourteen to twenty who loafed before Dyer's Drug Store, smoking cigarettes, displaying "fancy" shoes and purple ties and coats of diamond-shaped buttons, whistling the Hoochi-Koochi and catcalling, "Oh, you baby-doll" at every passing girl.
    Chapter 9 (31% in)
  • She had her first sight of his mother, except the glimpse at the wedding.
    Chapter 9 (74% in)
  • You'll find it epidemic among lawyers and doctors and ministers and college-bred merchants—all these people who have had a glimpse of the world that thinks and laughs, but have returned to their swamp.
    Chapter 13 (28% in)
  • The dressing-room doors were also the stage-entrances, opening from the house, and many a citizen of Gopher Prairie had for his first glimpse of romance the bare shoulders of the leading woman.
    Chapter 18 (29% in)
  • Mrs. Harvey Dillon had had a glimpse of him, but honestly, she'd thought he was awfully handsome.
    Chapter 28 (8% in)
  • Just a glimpse!
    Chapter 31 (8% in)
  • Her glimpse of tasks involving millions of people and a score of nations reduced Main Street from bloated importance to its actual pettiness.
    Chapter 37 (92% in)
  • The fact that I might like a glimpse of old friends hasn't any particular relation to the question of whether Gopher Prairie oughtn't to have festivals and lamb chops."
    Chapter 38 (48% in)

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in Main Street.

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