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glimpse
used in The Old Man and the Sea

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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
  • The fish was silvery and still and floated with the waves The old man looked carefully in the glimpse of vision that he had.

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in The Old Man and the Sea.

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