glimmer glimmer  /ɡ ˈlɪ mər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a flash of light (especially reflected light)
  2. (n) a slight suggestion or vague understanding
  3. (v) shine brightly, like a star or a light

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Hailing from Oxford, this art-rock quintet spins futuristic songs about the disillusioned and the disoriented, about aliens and creepsbut often with a glimmer of hope.
  2. Now there might be a glimmer of hope.
  3. By midnight, the air had leaked out of the room and, with it, any glimmer of productivity.

News

  1. Cover bands without the cover charges

    If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then many iconic musical acts are going to be held in high esteem this summer. You can catch the Glimmer Twins, a Rolling Stones cover band, in Yorktown and Back to the Garden, which pays homage to acts from Woodstock, in Somers. In between there are bands doing their best Billy Joel and Jimmy Buffett, Beatles and U2. Then there's the B Street Band ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. Crews battle to a "draw" with deadly Colo. fire

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have at least temporarily battled to a "draw" with a fast-moving fire that already has killed two people and destroyed 379 homes, giving weary authorities and residents the first glimmer of hope after three days of mounting damage, a sheriff said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. 2 found dead in area burned by Colo. wildfire

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have at least temporarily battled to a "draw" with a fast-moving fire that has already killed two people and destroyed 379 homes, giving weary authorities and residents the first glimmer of hope after three days of mounting damage, a sheriff said.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "Libby's conviction was the one faint glimmer of accountability for White House efforts to manipulate intelligence and silence critics of the Iraq war," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "Now, even that small bit of justice has been...
    on Jul 2, 2007 By: Harry Reid Source: Forbes

  2. "When you pay for as much insurance as you can, you never dream that this kind of a catastrophe wouldn't be covered," said school President Norman Francis. "This ruling gives us a glimmer of hope."
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Norman C Francis Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "That is really quite a stunner," said Dr. Francis Collins, genetics chief at the National Institutes of Health, which funded the research. "It gives you a glimmer of how subtle changes in DNA cause big trouble."
    on Apr 12, 2007 By: Francis Collins Source: Forbes

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