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glimpse
used in Gone with the Wind

17 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
  • He pressed her head back hard against his shoulder and she had a dizzy glimpse of his face.
    4.47 (56% in)
  • Through the open French windows, she caught glimpses of the older women seated in the drawing room, sedate in dark silks as they sat fanning themselves and talking of babies and sicknesses and who had married whom and why.
    1.6 (4% in)
  • Scarlett caught a fleeting glimpse and saw that it was a broad gold ring.
    2.10 (19% in)
  • "Oh!" she cried as she caught a glimpse of herself and saw that her red lips were indeed in the proper pose for a kiss.
    2.13 (66% in)
  • He bent suddenly to retrieve his hat and she had one glimpse of his face.
    2.15 (98% in)
  • She caught a fleeting glimpse of a head of red curls and saw that creature, Belle Watling, heard her shrill drunken laughter as she clung for support to a one-armed soldier who reeled and staggered.
    3.21 (84% in)
  • As she took down the daguerreotype, she caught a glimpse of Charles' face.
    3.23 (45% in)
  • Scarlett caught a flashing glimpse of thin legs, a flurry of skirts and underclothing and Melanie was in the saddle, her feet dangling far above the stirrups.
    3.27 (18% in)
  • There was the open door of the office where Ellen had labored so diligently and she could glimpse a corner of the old secretary.
    3.27 (38% in)
  • She saw her staggering, heard her coughing, caught a lightning-flash glimpse of her set white face and eyes narrow to slits against the smoke, saw her small body curving back and forth as she swung her rug up and down.
    3.27 (89% in)
  • It was Belle Watling and Scarlett had a glimpse of nostrils distended with dislike before she disappeared again.
    4.33 (33% in)
  • Now that she could catch fleeting glimpses of the sun, her spirits soared.
    4.34 (1% in)
  • That stormy night when the knocker hammered on the door with such hurried urgency, she stood on the landing, clutching her wrapper to her and, looking down into the hall below, had one glimpse of Tony's swarthy saturnine face before he leaned forward and blew out the candle in Frank's hand.
    4.37 (3% in)
  • Belle herself presented a prosperous appearance when glimpsed occasionally in her closed carriage driven by an impudent yellow negro.
    4.37 (94% in)
  • She had a glimpse of Aunt Pittypat's plump upturned face, her eyes owlish with surprise and disapproval.
    4.47 (16% in)
  • Rhett went swiftly past her into the room and Melanie had a brief glimpse of him bending over the small naked baby in Mammy's lap before Dr. Meade shut the door.
    5.50 (28% in)
  • But when he raised his head and she caught one glimpse of his eyes, she stepped swiftly into the room, closed the door softly behind her and went to him.
    5.56 (78% in)

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