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glimpse
used in The Witch of Blackbird Pond

13 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
  • She never glimpsed their spreading sails without an answering surge of her spirits.
    p. 246.5
  • She didn't want to admit how disappointing she found this first glimpse of America.
    p. 1.9
  • With a pang Kit realized that not once since they boarded the ship had she glimpsed the wooden doll.
    p. 17.2
  • In the last few months, to be sure, she had had a terrifying glimpse of what it might mean to live without money, but it seemed shameful to speak of it.
    p. 19.3
  • She relaxed slightly at the first glimpse of her uncle's house.
    p. 30.0
  • But the majority were soberly and poorly clad, and here and there, in the farthermost pews, Kit glimpsed the familiar black faces that must be slaves.
    p. 53.7
  • A little distance away she glimpsed Goodwife Cruff, surrounded by a close huddle of whispering women, all darting venomous glances in Kit's direction.
    p. 55.7
  • From the corner of her eye Kit glimpsed the two tall figures in the kitchen doorway.
    p. 88.6
  • Perhaps each of them, listening, glimpsed through that window a private world, unknown to the others.
    p. 120.6
  • That would please Uncle Matthew anyway, Kit thought, bewildered and a little dismayed to glimpse under Nat's nonchalant surface a flash of the same passion that made life in the Wood household so uncomfortable.
    p. 130.2
  • But to her surprise she glimpsed a familiar wide black hat in the distance and paused to wait as John Holbrook came loping along the road to catch up with her.
    p. 136.6
  • At last she glimpsed a fair head emerging from the hatchway, almost hidden behind a vast load.
    p. 149.6
  • At first she could barely glimpse the stocks.
    p. 166.4

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