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 Meanings and Examples of GLIMPSE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
glimpse
 n.  glance; a quick look; see briefly; a brief or incomplete view
Classic Sentence: (183 in 13 pages)
1  Thence, still hugging the shadow, he edged his way cautiously forward to the nearest window, holding back his straight spare body and craning his neck till he got a glimpse of the room.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  He had been straining for a glimpse of the dark head under the cherry-coloured scarf and it vexed him that another eye should have been quicker than his.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
3  Scarlett caught a fleeting glimpse and saw that it was a broad gold ring.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  He bent suddenly to retrieve his hat and she had one glimpse of his face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  She caught a fleeting glimpse of a head of red curls and saw that creature, Belle Watling, heard her shrill drunken laughter as she clung for support to a one-armed soldier who reeled and staggered.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
6  As she took down the daguerreotype, she caught a glimpse of Charles' face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
7  Scarlett caught a flashing glimpse of thin legs, a flurry of skirts and underclothing and Melanie was in the saddle, her feet dangling far above the stirrups.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
8  There was the open door of the office where Ellen had labored so diligently and she could glimpse a corner of the old secretary.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
9  It was Belle Watling and Scarlett had a glimpse of nostrils distended with dislike before she disappeared again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
10  She had a glimpse of Aunt Pittypat's plump upturned face, her eyes owlish with surprise and disapproval.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
11  He pressed her head back hard against his shoulder and she had a dizzy glimpse of his face.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
12  Rhett went swiftly past her into the room and Melanie had a brief glimpse of him bending over the small naked baby in Mammy's lap before Dr. Meade shut the door.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
13  But when he raised his head and she caught one glimpse of his eyes, she stepped swiftly into the room, closed the door softly behind her and went to him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
14  A glimpse of Mr. Gryce's crestfallen face even suggested that she had done wisely in absenting herself, since the disappointment he so candidly betrayed would surely whet his appetite for the afternoon walk.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
15  His habitual touch was that of the eclectic, who lightly turns over and compares; and she was moved by this sudden glimpse into the laboratory where his faiths were formed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
Example Sentence:
1  The programme gives us a rare glimpse of a great artist at work.
2  I only caught a glimpse of the thief, so I can't really describe him.
3  He caught a glimpse of his former lover in the theatre last night.
4  They caught a glimpse of a dark green car.
5  For those lucky enough to glimpse the motorcade of the royals as they drive the distance from the capital's airport, this is a day of celebration.
6  Occasionally the rock star would drift out onto the balcony and vouchsafe the crowd below a glimpse of her celebrated features.
7  Every morning I glimpse at the headlines of newspaper in car.
8  And at Buckingham Palace, royal watchers and tourists queued in the rain to catch a glimpse of the bulletin announcing the arrival of the royal baby at 16:34 BST on Monday, which is being displayed on an easel.
9  He glimpsed her as the beautiful girl went by.
10  He glimpsed something on the edge of his vision.
11  He felt a tiny tremor of excitement as he glimpsed the city lights.