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He was a king, though without the empty title or the glittering crown.

Carefully Siegfried lifted the glittering shield and laid it to one side.

There were domed tombs of saints, glittering like snow-palaces in the sun.

You'll have to sic some other poor devil on this glittering proposition of yours.

She lingered for a moment, looking out into a glittering world.

I looked at her pale cheek and glittering eye, but answered nothing.

He looked down at his sister with glittering and unsteady eyes.

He paused, scrutinizing the faces of Atherstone and Marion with his glittering eyes.

But the heavens were a brass blaze by day and a glittering mask of stars by night.

Like the Ancient Mariner, he held her with his glittering spectacles.

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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