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 Meanings and Examples of GLIMMER
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glimmer
 v.  shine brightly, like a star or a light
Classic Sentence: (61 in 5 pages)
1  By that streaky glimmer he worked, swiftly, at ease.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
2  At that moment Starbuck caught sight of Stubb's face slowly beginning to glimmer into sight.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 119. The Candles.
3  A lighted lantern, hung over the stove, threw out a feeble yellow glimmer.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: X
4  I stood watching their white dresses glimmer smaller and smaller down the sidewalk as they went away.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIII
5  A glimmer of light had constantly been in their front, and they now arrived at the place whence it proceeded.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
6  There was an occasional flash and glimmer of steel from the backs of all these huge crawling reptiles.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 2
7  With doubtful glimmer lights the dreary forest.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
8  A blaze of love, and extinction, was better than a lantern glimmer of the same which should last long years.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
9  Our gas was lit and shone on the white cloth and glimmer of china and metal, for the table had not been cleared yet.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
10  This barricaded door corresponded clearly with the shuttered window outside, and yet I could see by the glimmer from beneath it that the room was not in darkness.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
11  You can imagine my surprise when, as I looked down this corridor, I saw a glimmer of light coming from the open door of the library.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
12  At half-past seven next morning, in the first glimmer of daylight, I found him standing by my bedside in his dressing-gown.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
13  This was the end; and a faint glimmer of fear began to pierce the fog of his mind.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
14  The faint glimmer of fear became a terror of spirit as the hoarse voice of the preacher blew death into his soul.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
15  Evening would deepen above the sea, night fall upon the plains, dawn glimmer before the wanderer and show him strange fields and hills and faces.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Example Sentence:
1  The sunken sailing-boat was a glimmer of white on the bottom.
2  In the east we could see the first faint glimmer of dawn.
3  Give up is completely lost, persistence will have at least a glimmer of hope.
4  You could see the glimmer from the pond in the front yard and hear the gentle roll of the water from the small creek.