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glimpse
used in The Hunger Games

6 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
  • For about ten seconds, I catch a distorted glimpse of Thresh's picture and then he's gone.
    p. 307.7
  • I catch a glimpse of myself on the television screen on the wall that's airing my arrival live and feel gratified that I appear almost bored.
    p. 40.8
  • I just get a glimpse of Peeta, lit by a torch, heading back to the girl by the fire.
    p. 161.4
  • I got a glimpse of the wound on his thigh, gaping, charred flesh, burned clear down to the bone, before I ran from the house.
    p. 178.9
  • I start hurling myself against the glass, shrieking and I think I just catch a glimpse of pink hair — it must be Effie, it has to be Effie coming to my rescue — when the needle jabs me from behind.
    p. 348.5
  • Occasionally, I catch a glimpse of Haymitch, which is reassuring, or President Snow, which is terrifying, but I keep laughing and thanking people and smiling as my picture is taken.
    p. 365.2

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in The Hunger Games.

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