Glimpse (?), n. [For glimse, from the root of glimmer.]

1.

A sudden flash; transient luster.

LIght as the lightning glimpse they ran. Milton.

2.

A short, hurried view; a transitory or fragmentary perception; a quick sight.

Here hid by shrub wood, there by glimpses seen. S. Rogers.

3.

A faint idea; an inkling.

 

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Glimpse (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glimpsed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Glimpsing.]

to appear by glimpses; to catch glimpses.

Drayton.

 

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Glimpse, v. t.

To catch a glimpse of; to see by glimpses; to have a short or hurried view of.

Some glimpsing and no perfect sight. Chaucer.

 

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