adverb a–glim·mer·ing \ə-ˈgli-mər-iŋ\

Definition of a–glimmering

go a–glimmering



  1. :  to fade away to nothingness :  to go away or disappear entirely Whatever chances Hutchins had for a subsequent opening went a-glimmering when he opposed President Franklin D. Roosevelt's rearmament policies in 1940. — Robert A. McCaughey, New York Times Book Review, 3 Sept. 1989 “But nothing will happen,” says Henry Aaron, an economist at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. “Doing anything costs money, and there isn't any. The budget surplus has gone a-glimmering.” — David R. Francis, Christian Science Monitor, 5 Feb. 2002

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Origin and Etymology of a–glimmering

1a- + 1glimmering

First Known Use: 1887

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