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There are many things that glitter as well as gold and which can be had more cheaply.

Dick saw the glitter of his colonel's eye and the sharp compression of his lips.

His success, whatever he does, is all glitter—evanescent glitter.

Then he caught the glitter of spectacles beneath the hat brim.

There was a smile on his face, a glitter in his eyes that fetched her heart into her throat.

Her eyes roved to Garnache's, and fell away in affright before their glitter.

He could enjoy the plays, games, the pomp and glitter, of that famous festival.

I caught the glitter of the gold watch-chain across his chest ever so far away.

She was still in her theatrical costume, and its glitter sickened her.

I noticed the glitter of a gold earring in the lobe of his huge ear.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, glideren (late 14c. as gliteren), from a Scandinavian source, cf. Old Norse glitra "to glitter," from glit "brightness," from Proto-Germanic *glit- "shining, bright" (cf. Old English glitenian "to glitter, shine; be distinguished," Old High German glizzan, German glitzern, Gothic glitmunjan), from PIE *ghleid- (cf. Greek khlidon, khlidos "ornament"), from root *ghel- "to shine, glitter" (see glass). Related: Glittered; glittering. The noun is c.1600, from the verb. Glitter rock is from 1972.

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