glimpse


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glimpse \Glimpse\, n. [For glimse, from the root of glimmer.]
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   1. A sudden flash; transient luster.
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            LIght as the lightning glimpse they ran. --Milton.
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   2. A short, hurried view; a transitory or fragmentary
      perception; a quick sight.
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            Here hid by shrub wood, there by glimpses seen. --S.
                                                  Rogers.
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   3. A faint idea; an inkling.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glimpse \Glimpse\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glimpsed; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Glimpsing.]
   to appear by glimpses; to catch glimpses. --Drayton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Glimpse \Glimpse\, v. t.
   To catch a glimpse of; to see by glimpses; to have a short or
   hurried view of.
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         Some glimpsing and no perfect sight.     --Chaucer.
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