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glimpse
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

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
  • Countless were the nights that I sat late at the little loophole scarcely large enough to give me a glimpse of one twinkling star.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (3% in)
  • But uncomfortable as my situation was, I had glimpses of things out of doors, which made me thankful for my wretched hiding-place.
    23 — Still In Prison (21% in)
  • I had had a glimpse of it, as the nurse passed with it in her arms.
    27 — New Destination For The Children (29% in)
  • Moreover, I was likely to be drowned out of my den, if I remained much longer; for the slight roof was getting badly out of repair, and uncle Phillip was afraid to remove the shingles, lest some one should get a glimpse of me.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (9% in)

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.

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