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glimpse
used in The Return of the King

9 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
  • At that moment he caught a glimpse of a black form or shadow flitting among the rocks away near Frodo's hiding-place.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — The Land of Shadow (80% in)
  • The last thing that he remembered before he fell into deep dream was a glimpse of high white peaks, glimmering like floating isles above the clouds as they caught the light of the westering moon.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — Minas Tirith (6% in)
  • Only a glimpse, as through a tall window, could be seen of the great valley in the gloaming below.
    5.3 — Book 5 Chapter 3 — The Muster of Rohan (11% in)
  • In the red glare Sam, cowering behind the stair-door, caught a glimpse of his evil face as it passed: it was scored as if by rending claws and smeared with blood; slaver dripped from its protruding fangs; the mouth snarled like an animal.
    6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — The Tower of Cirith Ungol (52% in)
  • He murmured old childish tunes out of the Shire, and snatches of Mr. Bilbo's rhymes that came into his mind like fleeting glimpses of the country of his home.
    6.1 — Book 6 Chapter 1 — The Tower of Cirith Ungol (64% in)
  • Sam thought he saw a last fleeting glimpse of it, peering back over the edge of the eastward precipice, before it ducked and disappeared.
    6.2 — Book 6 Chapter 2 — The Land of Shadow (81% in)
  • The Eye was not turned to them: it was gazing north to where the Captains of the West stood at bay, and thither all its malice was now bent, as the Power moved to strike its deadly blow; but Frodo at that dreadful glimpse fell as one stricken mortally.
    6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Mount Doom (66% in)
  • Panting under his load Sam turned the bend; and even as he did so, out of the corner of his eye, he had a glimpse of something falling from the crag, like a small piece of black stone that had toppled off as he passed.
    6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Mount Doom (70% in)
  • The hobbits wandered here and there visiting again the places that they had passed before; and Sam hoped always in some shadow of the woods or secret glade to catch, maybe, a glimpse of the great Oliphaunt.
    6.4 — Book 6 Chapter 4 — The Field of Cormallen (95% in)

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in The Return of the King.

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