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glimpse


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glimpse  \Glimpse\,  n.  [For  glimse,  from  the  root  of  glimmer.] 
  1.  A  sudden  flash;  transient  luster. 
 
  LIght  as  the  lightning  glimpse  they  ran.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  A  short,  hurried  view;  a  transitory  or  fragmentary 
  perception;  a  quick  sight. 
 
  Here  hid  by  shrub  wood,  there  by  glimpses  seen.  --S. 
  Rogers. 
 
  3.  A  faint  idea;  an  inkling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glimpse  \Glimpse\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Glimpsed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Glimpsing}.] 
  to  appear  by  glimpses;  to  catch  glimpses.  --Drayton. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Glimpse  \Glimpse\,  v.  t. 
  To  catch  a  glimpse  of  to  see  by  glimpses;  to  have  a  short  or 
  hurried  view  of 
 
  Some  glimpsing  and  no  perfect  sight.  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  glimpse 
  n  1:  a  quick  look  [syn:  {glance},  {coup  d'oeil}] 
  2:  a  brief  or  incomplete  view;  "from  the  window  he  could  catch 
  a  glimpse  of  the  lake" 
  3:  a  vague  indication;  "he  caught  only  a  glimpse  of  the 
  professor's  meaning" 
  v  :  catch  a  glimpse  of  see  briefly 




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