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    The youth searched for a glimpse of the finish line.

    Hi,

    While reading an article, I got confused about this sentence below.

    [Looking up, the youth searched for a glimpse of the finish line. "It's somewhere up there".]

    What does it mean? Is a glimpse in this sentence 'a kind of light'?
    Af first thought, I thought the youth tried to get a glimpse of the finish line.
    On second thought, however, I wondered if it should read differently.


    Thanks for your help in advance.

    James
    Last edited by jpeslab; 18-Jan-2015 at 15:57.

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    #2

    Re: The youth searched for a glimpse of the finish line.

    A "glimpse" is a brief or partial view of something.

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    Re: The youth searched for a glimpse of the finish line.

    MikeNewYork,

    Yes, that's what I first thought. The next thing that came to mind was "Can somebody search for a glimpse of something?
    That is the part that I got confused about.

    Thanks again

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    Re: The youth searched for a glimpse of the finish line.

    Search is probably a bit over the top, but one can scan/search the area up ahead for a sign of something.

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