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glimpse
used in Burned by Ellen Hopkins

2 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'm going to die, I thought, my eye catching a glimpse of four-inch claws.
  • I wanted Dad to slow down, so I might catch a glimpse of what might live there, where civilization ended and my new life was about to begin.

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in Burned by Ellen Hopkins.

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