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glimpse
used in Not Without My Daughter

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
  • I sat silently on the horse, shivering, frantic for a glimpse of Mahtob.
  • Through windows at the back of the room I caught a glimpse of a backyard swimming pool filled with bright blue water.
  • I had to press my nose against the screen and butt my forehead against iron bars to see even a glimpse of the activity below.
  • I ran to the window and pressed my face against the protective screen in time to catch a glimpse of Essey and her children walking off down the street.

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