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Word: glimmer

Definition: shine erratically; twinkle; N: dim or unsteady light; faint indication; Ex. glimmer of hope

Sentences Containing 'glimmer'

A pale, death-glimmer lit up Fedallah's sunken eyes; a hideous motion gnawed his mouth.
Another glimmer of hope is Andrei, who becomes her boyfriend and offers her a job in Sweden.
At last I slid off into a light doze, and had pretty nearly made a good offing towards the land of Nod, when I heard a heavy footfall in the passage, and saw a glimmer of light come into the room from under the door.
At that moment Starbuck caught sight of Stubb's face slowly beginning to glimmer into sight.
Finding they contradicted all his hard learned Puritan learning, he wrote, using the metaphors of light that would soon be used to characterize the age, that, “All this was like a flood of day to his low state of mind”, and that “he found himself like one at once emerging out of the glimmer of twilight into the full sunshine of open day."
I saw great and splendid architecture rising about me, more massive than any buildings of our own time, and yet, as it seemed, built of glimmer and mist.
In December 1974, the Rolling Stones returned to Munich, Germany—the recording site of their previous release "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll"—and began the recording of their new album at Musicland Studios, with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (as the Glimmer Twins) producing again.
It's tough, believable, and full of brittle truth and that glimmer of hope that makes country songs of any stripe special." Chart performance.
One glimmer of hope is her friend Volodya, abused and rejected by his alcoholic father, with whom she forms a tender protective relationship.
Our gas was lit and shone on the white cloth and glimmer of china and metal, for the table had not been cleared yet.
Particularly relevant to the Normandy landings was the use of heavy bombers in Operations "Glimmer" and "Taxable" which flew in highly precise patterns over the Straits of Dover, to drop radar-reflecting aluminium strips ("window", now known as chaff), to create a picture on German radar of an invasion fleet moving across the straits simultaneously with the arrival of the invasion fleet in Normandy.
resumed the Catalan, as he saw the final glimmer of Caderousse's reason vanishing before the last glass of wine.
So my mother suspected, at least, as she observed her by the low glimmer of the fire: too much scared by Miss Betsey, too uneasy in herself, and too subdued and bewildered altogether, to observe anything very clearly, or to know what to say.
There were also decoy operations taking place simultaneously with the landings under the codenames Operation Glimmer and Operation Taxable to distract German forces from the real landing areas.
They were the first treatments to show more than a glimmer of hope of controlling such infections.
This barricaded door corresponded clearly with the shuttered window outside, and yet I could see by the glimmer from beneath it that the room was not in darkness.
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