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glimpse
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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
  • In the dark, I get a glimpse of myself from way above, like in a movie.
    Chapter 27 (36% in)
  • I glimpse around, pick them up.
    Chapter 11 (12% in)
  • In the dining room, I caught a glimpse of silver and Battenburg lace.
    Chapter 27 (19% in)

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