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  • noun Plural form of gleam.
  • verb Third person singular simple present of to gleam.


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  • She has green eyes, like agate stone, but her skin gleams with the tones of some southern land.

    Excerpt: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

  • The youngsters assure me they are glory gleams from the angel children as they dance about the Pole.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Recalling the uncertain gleams which we had seen flashing from one of the upper windows, I was inclined to give some credence to the former theory, but was disposed to be fair to both.

    The Filigree Ball

  • Across the street was a drug store, well lighted, sending forth gleams from the German silver and crystal of its soda fountain and glasses.

    The Trimmed Lamp, and other Stories of the Four Million

  • As the student plods along one of the dreariest wastes of the national annals, his name gleams across the tedious page.

    Sir Walter Ralegh A Biography

  • Sweet also it was, and strange as sweet, to know that even while they had been trembling and fearing in their ignorant life below, gleams from the wings of those they lamented, were dropping like star-rays on their home, reflected hither and thither from the sun that shone above.

    Parables From Nature

  • The sun of prosperity again gleams on us – Safie is returned!

    Act II

  • For we are in times of trouble, oh, Lord! and sore beset by foes, merciless and unpitying; the sword gleams over our land, and the dust of the soil is dampened with the blood of our neighbors and friends.

    The Old Bell of Independence; Or, Philadelphia in 1776

  • For still the sword gleams mightier than the pen in

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, 1920-09-01

  • But those who knew him saw his eyes gleam as the good steel blade of a sword gleams when it is drawn for battle, and when he asked his uncle to allow him to go to the land of the Danes and slay this filthy thing, his uncle smiled, with no surprise, and was very well content.

    A Book of Myths


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