Definition of 'glimpse'
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You come off set and there will be hundreds of people hoping to catch a glimpse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Will tonight give us the first glimpse of a future superstar? The Sun (2016)The public rarely gets a glimpse into this world. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Being a woman also allowed me a rare glimpse behind the veil. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Get in there quick for a glimpse of the future. Times, Sunday Times (2017)You may get a fleeting glimpse that all is not well with his mother but it all seems quite jolly. The Sun (2016)Here's where you might just catch a glimpse of the royals this year. The Sun (2016)My goal in writing the book is not some kind of expose, it is to give people a glimpse into a closed world. The Sun (2016)Before you do, on your left, you catch a glimpse of the view. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The hotel is built on the ruins of a Byzantine chapel and you can get a tantalising glimpse of it through the glass floor of the lobby. The Sun (2016)Praise her when you see those rare glimpses of fair behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The new manager is full of ideas and people have seen glimpses. The Sun (2010)You only get fleeting glimpses of his glory. Christianity Today (2000)Had that been his more youthful face glimpsed in the mirror? Somewhere East of Life (1994)But we are now seeing a glimpse of what disintegration would look like. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She had glimpsed him saying something about restoring democracy. Somewhere East of Life (1994)You get a glimpse of the sea and then a wonderful view of the house. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Neither man can be expected to catch a glimpse of the shining city on the hill. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was a rare glimpse of a politician off duty. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You could get the first glimpse of the love of your life. The Sun (2011)You can glimpse the sea from the rear cobbled courtyard garden. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Climb the stairs to the first floor and you catch your first glimpse of the sea. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is enough here to deliver on the hype and this album is a tantalising glimpse of the future. The Sun (2008)Yet we are getting a glimpse into something that could turn the dial on cancer treatment in the future. Times, Sunday Times (2016) People glimpse the spectre of their having to cough up their full premium once again and tiptoe to the dark side. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Enjoy this glimpse into the future. The Sun (2016)Once he is there, he is impossible to move because he offers no glimpse of light. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If a body part is glimpsed in public, punishment will be inflicted on it. The Sun (2015)He has expressive shoulders, but a glimpse of his face would have been welcome. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This can be seen when he glimpses himself on the prowl in Manhattan. Times, Sunday Times (2013)For the first time, you glimpse real people rather than performers. Times, Sunday Times (2012)In an interview in a coffee shop she gave a rare glimpse of vulnerability, growing tearful when asked how she managed to keep going. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But 80 also has its own gifts, which are rarely glimpsed in the public discourse about ageing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Her identification with the poorest of the poor led her into a Dark Night that persisted almost totally with only two glimpses of light. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A whisper hurt; a glimpse of light hurt; the touch of the sheet against my ankle sent me reeling in agony. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'glimpse'
British English: glimpse NOUN
If you get a glimpse of someone or something, you see them very briefly and not very well.
Some of the fans had waited 24 hours outside the hotel to catch a glimpse of their heroine.
British English: glimpse VERB
If you glimpse someone or something, you see them very briefly and not very well.
She glimpsed a group of people standing on the bank of a river.
Definition of glimpse from the Collins English Dictionary
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