Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of glimmer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Faint, unsteady light; a glimmer.
  • n. A faint view or idea; a glimpse; an inkling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A feeble, unsteady light; a glimmer; a faint glow or gleam: as, a slight glimmering of sense.
  • n. A dim or vague view or notion; an inkling; a glimpse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a slight suggestion or vague understanding

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Examples

  • How can it flatter any reasonable man to see himself set up in effigy, and his name glimmering on oiled paper!

    Chapter VI. Book III

  • Then she was sure of her, and tasted hours of quiet, sad, delicious happiness; until — perhaps with that perverse expression glimmering from beneath her opening lids — little Pearl awoke!

    The Scarlet Letter

  • He spurred his mount to catch up to the knight, the sword glimmering magical light.

    Villains by Necessity

  • Then she was sure of her, and tasted hours of quiet, sad, delicious happiness; until—perhaps with that perverse expression glimmering from beneath her opening lids—little Pearl awoke!

    VI. Pearl

  • Then she was sure of her, and tasted hours of quiet, sad, delicious happiness; until -- perhaps with that perverse expression glimmering from beneath her opening lids -- little Pearl awoke!

    The Scarlet Letter

  • But as for the longer novel, in a blind and blundering way, constantly trapped and hindered by his want of genius and his want of taste, by his literary ill-breeding and other faults, he seems to have more of a "glimmering" of the real business than they have, or than any other Frenchman had before him.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1800

  • “Mother, I have been an undutiful trouble to you, and I have my reward; but of late years I have had a kind of glimmering of a purpose in me too.

    Bleak House

  • "Mother, I have been an undutiful trouble to you, and I have my reward; but of late years I have had a kind of glimmering of a purpose in me too.

    Bleak House

  • Some die a quiet sort of death, one hardly noticed, and live in the echo of other voices, their own real voices and smiles carried away in the wind like ribbons, gone forever, out of sight, visible only for a second or two in the glimmering eyes or soft smiles that come with the memories.

    Raven

  • For one of the scenes, I filled a room with shattered safety glass and hundreds of tiny white lights to make it look like glimmering ice.

    The Memory Palace

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  • The self-involved comings and goings of humans. As always most are full of energy, ridelled with their own details, asimmer with schemes and regrets, fears, secrets, hungers, sins. Occasionally love. A very young dark haired couple came out of a deli, not dreamily or holding hands or in any way obviously rapt but deep in conversation and glimmering with the shared wealth of each other. My in-love heart tautened to see it. In love. Oh, indeed I have the condition.

    March 23, 2012