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glimpse
used in Black Like Me

5 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 fought back glimpses of my daughter's birthday party in its cruel contrasts to our party here tonight.
  • I wandered among them, entranced by the narrow streets, the iron-grill balconies, the green plants and vines glimpsed in lighted flagstone courtyards.
  • It was my first intimate glimpse.
  • I glimpsed his white coat and turned to him.
  • I got a glimpse of it up close one day in Chicago when we learned that a black man had been found murdered in a town called Libertyville, in Mississippi.

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