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glimmer

noun [C] (SIGN)    /ˈɡlɪm.ər/ US  // (also glimmering)
a slight sign of something good or positive: This month's sales figures offer a glimmer of hope for the depressed economy. She's never shown a glimmer of interest in classical music. The first glimmer of light (= sign of development or understanding) has appeared in the peace talks.Showing and demonstrating
(Definition of glimmer noun (SIGN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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