glimpse

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noun
1 brief sight of sb/sth
ADJECTIVE
brief, fleeting, the merest, momentary, quick
occasional, rare

They caught occasional glimpses of great birds circling.

tantalizing

This was my first tantalizing glimpse of the islands.

first, last

Later we caught our first glimpse of the sea.

VERB + GLIMPSE
catch, get, have, take

Thousands of people had gathered, hoping to catch a glimpse of the star.

We only had a fleeting glimpse of the sun all day.

afford sb
PREPOSITION
glimpse at

He took a quick glimpse at the map.

glimpse of

We got just a brief glimpse of the car as it rushed by.

2 brief experience of sth
ADJECTIVE
brief
fascinating, intriguing
rare

This scene may give a rare glimpse of Charles's personal style as king.

VERB + GLIMPSE
get, have, take
afford sb, allow sb, give sb, offer (sb), provide

That smile afforded her a brief glimpse of the other side of Adam.

PREPOSITION
glimpse at

The exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse at life beneath the waves.

glimpse into

Take a glimpse into the future of space travel.

glimpse of

She got a glimpse of a very different way of life.

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verb
Glimpse is used with these nouns as the object: ↑reflection

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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