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Alfred tried to get a glimpse of the movie star as she stepped out of her house.

Hi,

Is "glimpse" in the above interchangeable with "glance/look?" Thanks.
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Hi Angliholic,

Both 'glimpse' and 'glance' mean a quick view / look. However, the term 'glimpse' carries 'by chance' connotation.
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If "glimpse" implies "by chance," then I guess "glance/look" fit better in the base sentence because there is "tried to" in the front. What do you think?

P.S. And long time no see! Have you also had a Vietnamese New Year's break, which is about the same time in Formosa.
Hi,

I am sorry for not being clear. When we 'try to catch a glimpse', we don't see the thing/person but yearn to see a view by chance. When we 'glance/look at', we see the thing/person and give a brief look.

Yes! I did take a break to spend the Lunar New Year with relatives and friends. Happy New Year!
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Happy Lunar New Year to you!