from The Century Dictionary.

  • In or into a glimmering state; glimmering.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a glimmering state.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Glimmering. Gleaming or shining.


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  • These angry people are not -- contrary to popular condemnation -- bad people, but those who havebeen gifted aglimmer of light upon the treachery and would like to deal with it rightly, set things straight and constitutional again.

    Treachery and the Stages of Reaction

  • By the light of the instruments, I could see Paulie's eyes aglimmer, fixed out the window at barely visible landscape.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • Durinen stood on the parapet of his tower, draped in silvery robes, his brow aglimmer with emeralds.

    Chosen Of The Gods

  • Stars stood above in their thousands, the galactic frost-bridge, nebulae and sister galaxies aglimmer, but Earth was no more than a blue arc along a wan disc, low above that horizon.

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • Edges softened by atmosphere, it was bestrewn with glaciers, long streaks and broad plains and frozen seas bluishly aglimmer from pole to pole.

    Inconstant Star

  • "Spend it wisely-but swiftly, this same night, lest your newly won luck go aglimmer."

    The Unicorn Trade

  • Balbians had been stately families -- a house always rather dim, its shadows aglimmer with richness, and here and there a beam of light illuminating some flawless, precious object.


  • Below, lay the frost mist, white as foam, diaphanous as a veil, every floating icy particle aglimmer with star rays like spray in sunlight.

    Heralds of Empire Being the Story of One Ramsay Stanhope, Lieutenant to Pierre Radisson in the Northern Fur Trade

  • The great circular council-house, shaped like a dome, was whitely aglimmer against the gray twilight and the wintry background of the woods and mountains, -- only the vaguest suggestions of heights seen through the ceaseless whirl of the crystalline flakes.

    The Frontiersmen

  • Reds aglimmer with growing excitement of what’s to be.

    Red « First 50 Words – Writing Prompts


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