1 brief sight of sb/sth
ADJ. brief, fleeting, the merest, momentary, quick | occasional They caught occasional glimpses of great birds circling. | tantalizing This was my first tantalizing glimpse of the islands.
VERB + GLIMPSE catch, get, have, take Thousands of people had gathered, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Queen. We only had a fleeting glimpse of the sun all day. | afford sb
PREP. ~ at He took a quick glimpse at the map. | ~ of We got just a brief glimpse of the car as it rushed by.
2 brief experience of sth
ADJ. brief | fascinating, intriguing | rare This scene may give a rare glimpse of Charles's personal style as king.
VERB + GLIMPSE get, have, take | afford sb, allow sb, give sb, offer (sb), provide That smile afforded her a brief glimpse of the other side of Adam Burns.
PREP. ~ at The exhibition offers a fascinating glimpse at life beneath the waves. | ~ into Take a glimpse into the future of rail travel. | ~ of She got a glimpse of a very different way of life.