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glimpse
used in My Antonia

3 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
  • 'Papa,' interested me, from my first glimpse of him.
    Book 5 — Cuzak's Boys (65% in)
  • They had liked Antonia from their first glimpse of her; felt they knew exactly what kind of girl she was.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (8% in)
  • As she helped me to my room, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror.
    Book 2 — The Hired Girls (96% in)

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in My Antonia.

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