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  • n. Plural form of glimmer.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of glimmer.


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  • Myths and rituals get worked over by time and human creativity until the originals show through only in glimmers; fairy tales gain and lose characters, nastiness, and motif depending on the era in which we live.

    Palimpsests As Metaphor

  • Such digital options may provide some of the only short-term glimmers of hope even for mega media players.

    Media Sector and Stocks Analysis from Seeking Alpha

  • Ali Velshi spent the day keeping track of what he's calling glimmers of hope.

    CNN Transcript Mar 25, 2009

  • Media Matters noted at that time that Matthews's over-the-top praise for Bush included his claim that "everybody sort of likes the president, except for the real whack-jobs" and his statement that Bush sometimes "glimmers" with "sunny nobility."


  • So are there kind of glimmers of hope that there are some real turning -- corners that are going to be turned, at least soon, for some of these people?

    CNN Transcript Dec 31, 2005

  • Tuck, who said he had heard only "glimmers" of Strahan's criticism until Thursday, said he has no plans to call his old teammate.

    NY Daily News

  • I am very happy with the "glimmers" of hope that he and the rest of us are seeing.

    Cafferty File

  • You can argue that the "glimmers" of prosperity he identified to stir confidence are an illusion and that the depression that many are already experiencing can and will get worse.

  • And all the while she searched his face for glimmers of recognition.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Gideon felt as if he were watching a film of a shattered mirror running backward, the pieces knitting together before his eyes, every piece in perfect alignment, his reflected image snapping into focus where only a second earlier there had been nothing but shards and glimmers and fractured glimpses.

    Gideon’s war


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