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Word: glimmer

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


Sentences Containing 'glimmer'

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.
Our gas was lit and shone on the white cloth and glimmer of china and metal, for the table had not been cleared yet.
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.
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.
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.
A pale, death-glimmer lit up Fedallah's sunken eyes; a hideous motion gnawed his mouth.
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