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glimpse
used in Beloved

4 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
  • She followed the blood spot shifting in the leaves until she lost it and even then she walked on, backward, still hungry for another glimpse.
    One (61% in)
  • As she turned to go, Baby Suggs caught a glimpse of something dark on the bed sheet.
    One (55% in)
  • Sethe's knotted, private, walk-on-water life gave in a bit, softened, and it seemed that the glimpse of happiness she caught in the shadows swinging hands on the road to the carnival was a likelihood—if she could just manage the news Paul D brought and the news he kept to himself.
    One (58% in)
  • Anybody who didn't know her, or maybe somebody who just got a glimpse of her through the peephole at the restaurant, might think it was hers, but Paul D knew better.
    One (92% in)

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in Beloved.

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