a-glimmering

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adverb a-glim·mer·ing \ ə-ˈgli-mər-iŋ \

Definition of a-glimmering

go a-glimmering US
: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. McCaugheyNew York Times Book Review3 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. FrancisChristian Science Monitor5 Feb. 2002

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