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glimpse
used in Sycamore Row

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
  • From here I can catch a glimpse of the sky and tonight there is no moon but plenty of stars.
    p. 323.0
  • As Simeon hovered over his grocery list at the kitchen counter, he caught a glimpse of Lettie reaching her hand into a box of saltines in the pantry.
    p. 197.3
  • To his left, Jake caught a glimpse of Jim Yawkey, father of the inmate, but they did not make eye contact.
    p. 212.3

There are no more uses of "glimpse" in Sycamore Row.

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