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stime

[ stahym ]
/ staɪm /
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noun Scot., Irish English.
the smallest bit; a drop, taste, or glimpse.
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Origin of stime

1250–1300; Middle English (Scots); perhaps <Old Norse skīmi a glimpse
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How to use stime in a sentence

  • Even with three wicks it gave but a stime of light, and never allowed the weaver to see more than the half of his loom at a time.

    Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
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