glimpse

Part of speech: noun

A momentary view or look.

Part of speech: noun

A swift, passing appearance; temporary gleam.

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Usage examples "glimpse":

  1. " Oh, of course," says I. " Anyone could tell that at a glimpse. - "On With Torchy", Sewell Ford.
  2. Then Wyllard gave another a glimpse of the emotion that he generally kept hidden deep in him. - "Masters of the Wheat-Lands", Harold Bindloss.
  3. To shake out the light and spirit of its leaves is to give a glimpse of liberty not to him, but to the world. - "Flower-of-the-Mind", Meynell, Alice Christiana Thompson.