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noun as in flash, sparkle

verb as in sparkle

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Example Sentences

Maryland’s game against Ohio State on Monday night began with a glimmer of optimism.

With the launch of the Promote Iceland campaign, M&C Saatchi was able to offer a glimmer of hope where there was hardly any to be found.

From Digiday

As I approach the midpoint of my ninth decade, I see glimmers of light amid the darkness.

From Time

“In a world where everything feels like it’s caving in and you’re alone, advertising is a team sport and to feel like you’re part of a team can give you that glimmer and make you feel like you’re not alone,” he said.

From Digiday

The Steelers contributed to their own demise, but the startling disparity between the teams showed after Pittsburgh provided a glimmer.

I saw a faint, sweet glimmer of the ferocious protector he once was.

And I can see the bright early glimmer of the Africa bug in my own children.

His hazel eyes actually glimmer and his brown hair, barely beginning to salt and pepper, curls up around a Seattle Seahawks cap.

In the Kurdish area, tourism offers a glimmer of hope in a region crippled by decades of violence.

But the little glimmer of a silver lining for those problems is that I can usually cure them.

The light that came through the machine's iris was faint at first, the barest glimmer of white in deep darkness.

O lady, mine,Hushed now is every path, and few and dimThe lamps that glimmer through the balconies.Thou sleepest!

Giant ranges, whose peaks glimmer with the cold gleam of never-melting snow, shut in the valley.

Before leaving him she trimmed and lowered the andon so that its yellow light would be a mere glimmer in the darkness.

Again he sat in the soft darkness, before the ghostly glimmer of the silk, tracing upon it visions of ethereal light.


On this page you'll find 77 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to glimmer, such as: flicker, gleam, glint, glow, hint, and inkling.

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