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Then she fluttered a glance at him in which there was a gleam of mockery.

She was smiling now, and he caught a gleam of mischief in her eyes.

No, her head was fallen, and he saw the gleam of her hand at her breast.

She opened her eyes with a gleam of eagerness to hear the words.

How black is the great tower, and how bright the gleam of arms upon the wall!

The flash of orange, the blaze of red, the gleam of green, were what she needed.

No man with a gleam of humour could have kept a mask of grimness.

Her eyes began to gleam, as if she felt certain of getting the boy.

A gleam of comfort sunk into Martin's bosom when she told him this.

I only saw him once, but the gleam in his eyes was as harsh and trenchant as that of a knife.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English glæm "brilliant light; brightness, splendor, radiance," from Proto-Germanic *glaimiz (cf. Old Saxon glimo "brightness;" Middle High German glim "spark," gleime "glowworm;" German glimmen "to glimmer, glow;" Old Norse glija "to shine, glitter"), from root *glim-, from PIE *ghel- "to shine, glitter, glow" (see glass).

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