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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLISTEN

How fine the breast-plates and helmets of those Cuirassiers glisten in the sun!

The dew in the meadows and the pearls on the wings of butterflies began to glisten.

And see the glisten of that glacier in the haze, like a star in the veil of a bride!

The sun was fierce, the land seemed to glisten and drip with steam.

In asking, he removed his hat, glanced at its glisten, put it on again.

They shall shine like fire, and glisten like the most beautiful scarlet.

I exclaimed, and tears, such as glisten in the eyes of childhood, gathered in mine.

He sees that their accouterments do not glisten or rattle when they move.

Into the glisten of a scarab is polished the prophecy of a life.

Mr Bramble's eyes began to glisten, and his teeth to chatter.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English glisnian "to glisten, gleam," from Proto-Germanic *glis- (cf. Old Frisian glisa "to shine," Middle High German glistern "to sparkle," Old Danish glisse "to shine"), from PIE *ghleis-, from root *ghel- "to shine, glitter, glow, be warm" (see glass). Related: Glistened; glistening.

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