Definition of a–glimmering
: 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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