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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
  • He looked at it as something he could protect and control and educate—and when he caught his first glimpse of the kouros, Hoving was ready.
    Conclusion (87% in)
  • We don't want to walk into a restaurant and be hit in the face by a custard pie, and we don't want to suddenly glimpse Granny's wheelchair racing towards the edge of a cliff, but we'll pay money to attend enactments of such events.
    Four — Paul Van Riper's Big Victory (33% in)
  • The kind of people who typically stand outside a hotel on a cold spring day waiting for a glimpse of their President are well-wishers, and the job of the bodyguard is to scan the crowd and look for the person who doesn't fit, the one who doesn't wish well at all.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (74% in)
  • If they had merely glimpsed the statue through a car window at sixty miles per hour, they could only have made a wild guess at its authenticity.
    6 — Seven Seconds in the Bronx (80% in)

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