That tells us not just the story of other star systems, but offers a glimpse into our own deep history, the one we can never see.
A major missed opportunity from the network to offer a glimpse at a complex social subject.
You believe that your body can make everything good; just one glimpse of your sculpted, toned beauty and—poof!
The depositions in the case provide a glimpse into the not-so-genteel world of the Uchitels.
So when they arrived in California and saw this vast expanse of unplanted land, it was like catching a glimpse of paradise.
But, just with the first peep of day, I got a glimpse of his countenance.
And just then the man raised up his head and Clif got a glimpse of his face.
She got a glimpse of him standing thus, as she came down the stairs.
Then he saw—no, it was only a glimpse; and with that the strange trance-vision ended.
We got just a glimpse of what the British army suffered in the Crimea.
c.1400, "to glisten, be dazzling," probably from Old English *glimsian "shine faintly," from Proto-Germanic *glim- (see gleam). If so, the intrusive -p- would be there to ease pronunciation. Sense of "catch a quick view" first recorded mid-15c. Related: Glimpsed. The noun is recorded from mid-16c.; earlier in verbal noun glimpsing (mid-14c.).