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GLIMPSE, noun glims.

1. A weak faint light.

Such vast room in Nature,

Only to shine, yet scarce to contribute

Each orb a glimpse of light.

2. A flash of light; as the lightning's glimpse

3. Transient luster.

One glimpse of glory to my issue give.

4. A short transitory view. He saw at a glimpse the design of the enemy.

5. Short fleeting enjoyment; as a glimpse of delight.

6. Exhibition of a faint resemblance.

GLIMPSE, verb intransitive To appear by glimpses.