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glimmer

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishglimmerglim‧mer1 /ˈɡlɪmə $ -ər/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 SIGN/INDICATIONa small sign of something such as hope or understandingglimmer of 🔊 a glimmer of hope for the future2 LIGHTa light that is not very bright syn gleamglimmer of 🔊 the first glimmer of dawn
Examples from the Corpus
glimmerYet, relations with Washington are on an extremely sound basis and there is a glimmer of improvement with Seoul.There is a glimmer of a smile.Clearly they have some way to go but they can still look back on 1989 with a glimmer of pride.A glimmer of lightning lit the window again, and the thunder could be heard, distant and muted.He looked across the sea: a faint glimmer of pale light was rising in the midnight-blue sky.The latticework of branches reveals glimmers of a fading sky.From time to time the passages opened out into caverns, some so gigantic that the glimmer from the two spears was lost in them.the glimmer of a candleglimmer of hopeEventually came a glimmer of hope.But there has lately come a glimmer of hope.The last two verses give a glimmer of hope.There is a glimmer of hope on the horizon.Still, he is impressive as the surly, enigmatic intellectual who offers Jane a glimmer of hope for a better life.And Felton's miscue off Neil Smith offered them a glimmer of hope.By the time Dilley went for 56 there was a tiny glimmer of hope.
glimmerglimmer2 verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 SHINEto shine with a light that is not very bright syn gleam 🔊 a weak glimmering light→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
glimmerThe water settled there for a second, glimmering.A light glimmered at the end of the hall.But now a meaningful benign world, the source of my dreams, glimmers briefly.Like a thousand insect-eyes glimmering in shadow, they are watching you.A faint blue glow was shining from the observation windows and glimmering inside the open airlock.Outside, the streets glimmered morbidly.Ribbons of light spoked across the alley, glimmering through the interstices of an unfurled bamboo blind stretched across an entrance.The house glimmered through the trees, blazed against the black salt grass, the royal-blue evening sky.
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Verb table
glimmer
Simple Form
Present
theyglimmer
itglimmers
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Past
it, theyglimmered
Present perfect
theyhave glimmered
ithas glimmered
Past perfect
it, theyhad glimmered
Future
it, theywill glimmer
Future perfect
it, theywill have glimmered
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare glimmering
itis glimmering
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Past
theywere glimmering
itwas glimmering
Present perfect
theyhave been glimmering
ithas been glimmering
Past perfect
it, theyhad been glimmering
Future
it, theywill be glimmering
Future perfect
it, theywill have been glimmering
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