You believe that your body can make everything good; just one glimpse of your sculpted, toned beauty and—poof!
But what awaited was a joy, a glimpse into the life of the fictional Umbridge.
A major missed opportunity from the network to offer a glimpse at a complex social subject.
The depositions in the case provide a glimpse into the not-so-genteel world of the Uchitels.
The effect was to give a glimpse of a fairer and more transparent world, something a person might be moved to help build.
But, just with the first peep of day, I got a glimpse of his countenance.
I catch a glimpse of the grandness of your sister's meaning.
She got a glimpse of him standing thus, as she came down the stairs.
At the first glimpse of the terrible head of Medusa, they whitened into marble!
We got just a glimpse of what the British army suffered in the Crimea.
c.1400, "to glisten, be dazzling," probably from Old English *glimsian "shine faintly," from Proto-Germanic *glim- (see gleam). If so, the intrusive -p- would be there to ease pronunciation. Sense of "catch a quick view" first recorded mid-15c. Related: Glimpsed. The noun is recorded from mid-16c.; earlier in verbal noun glimpsing (mid-14c.).