glimpse (plural glimpses)
- A brief look, glance, or peek.
- I only got a glimpse of the car, so I can tell you the colour but not the registration number.
- (Can we date this quote?) Samuel Rogers
- Here hid by shrub wood, there by glimpses seen.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326:
- Selwyn, sitting up rumpled and cross-legged on the floor, after having boloed Drina to everybody's exquisite satisfaction, looked around at the sudden rustle of skirts to catch a glimpse of a vanishing figure—a glimmer of ruddy hair and the white curve of a youthful face, half-buried in a muff.
- A sudden flash.
- A faint idea; an inkling.
- (transitive) To see or view briefly or incompletely.
- I have only begun to glimpse the magnitude of the problem.
- (intransitive) To appear by glimpses.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Drayton to this entry?)