01. We just barely got a [glimpse] of the cougar before it ran off.
02. Fans waited for hours outside the hotel waiting for a [glimpse] of their favorite rock star.
03. The computer exhibition offered a brief [glimpse] into the technological wonders of the future.
04. William James wrote of marriage: "Same old slippers, Same old rice; Same old [glimpse] of paradise."
05. We only had a [glimpse] of the tooth fairy as she was putting money under the pillow, and then she was gone.
06. The children were waiting up in the hopes of getting a [glimpse] of Santa Claus coming down the chimney.
07. New York City offers the visitor a [glimpse] of a real multicultural society.
08. Karen Sunde once said that to love is to receive a [glimpse] of heaven.
09. The child hoped to [glimpse] the tooth fairy when she came to put a nickel under her pillow.
10. The house offers [glimpses] of the ocean from the second floor.
11. Because our human lives are so short, we can only see a momentary [glimpse] of the universe.
12. After completion of the map of the human genome, Dr. Francis Collins remarked, "We have caught the first [glimpses] of our instruction book, previously known only to God."
13. There are hills and mountains throughout Scotland, and even in the cities one can catch [glimpses] of nearby hills.
14. In August of 1992, the general public had its first [glimpse] inside Buckingham Palace as people were given the opportunity to tour the London residence of Queen Elizabeth.
15. Actress Helen Hayes once remarked, "What is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only [glimpse] we are permitted of eternity."
16. The cultural evolution of man can be [glimpsed] in cave paintings and carvings that date to about 28,000 years ago.

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