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glint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishglintglint1 /ɡlɪnt/ verb [intransitive]  1 SHINEif a shiny surface glints, it gives out small flashes of light syn sparkle The gold rims of his spectacles glinted in the sun.see thesaurus at shine2 if light glints off a surface, it shines back off it Sunlight glinted off the windows of a tall apartment building.3 SHINEUNFRIENDLYif your eyes glint, they shine and show an unfriendly feeling→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
glintIn his hands she saw something glint and realised it was a knife.The knife glinted and the keg fell away cleanly.His badge glinted in the evening sun.We are back with Miss Miniver, her glasses glinting in the firelight.The buckles glinted in the sun.Jewelled cups, their precious stones glinting in the sunlight, and silver dishes were laid out on handsome chests and cabinets.Her eyes glinted through round wire. framed glasses.Derek's eyes glinted when he saw the money.
glintglint2 noun [countable]  1 EXPRESSION ON somebody'S FACEa look in someone’s eyes which shows a particular feeling syn gleam a humorous glint in her eyes2 SHINEa flash of light from a shiny surface
Examples from the Corpus
glintHere and there a darker bundle and a glint of jewelry.She objected to his formal jargon, although she imagined a glint of amusement accompanying it.Their hearts might be heavy, but there's a glint on the horizon, a new sun rising.But there was a glint of green and gold still in them, and their eyes were pain-filled, but determined.Langford received the gaze of his wide-set, sightless brown eyes, from which all glint of humor was gone.It seemed friendly, but she detected in it some glint of appraisal or judgment.I often caught the glint in his eye as he kept ever alert, staring at my face.I saw the glint of hope in her eyes.the glint of his gold watch
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Verb table
glint
Simple Form
Present
theyglint
itglints
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Past
it, theyglinted
Present perfect
theyhave glinted
ithas glinted
Past perfect
it, theyhad glinted
Future
it, theywill glint
Future perfect
it, theywill have glinted
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Continuous Form
Present
theyare glinting
itis glinting
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Past
theywere glinting
itwas glinting
Present perfect
theyhave been glinting
ithas been glinting
Past perfect
it, theyhad been glinting
Future
it, theywill be glinting
Future perfect
it, theywill have been glinting
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