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glimpse
used in Queen of Babble

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
  • I wonder if there's any diet Coke in the cooler, but a glimpse before she closes the lid tells me there's not.
  • Instead I get a glimpse of the sweet, engaging girl who chose to marry a phlegmatic computer programmer from Minnesota instead of the rich heir to a Texas oil fortune her mom had picked out for her.
  • While our heads are down by our knees (and I see the bass player duck to see if he can catch a glimpse of what's going on under our skirts—which, in my case, is going to be quite a lot, if he can actually see up there), Shari says, "Jesus Christ, Lizzie.

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in Queen of Babble.

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