Definitions of glance

  1.   To dart aside; to shoot, as a ray of light or splendour; to fly off obliquely; to snatch a momentary view.
  2.   throw a glance at; take a brief look at; " She only glanced at the paper"; " glint" is archaic; " I only peeked-- I didn't see anything interesting"
  3.   A sudden flash of light or splendor.
  4.   To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. Your arrow hath glanced.
  5.   A quick look; sudden thought; momentary gleam; oblique rebound.
  6.   rebound after hitting; " The car caromed off several lampposts"
  7.   To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.
  8.   A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse.
  10.   To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.
  11.   throw a glance at; take a brief look at; " She only glanced at the paper"; " I only peeked-- I didn't see anything interesting"
  12.   To bound off after striking obliquely.
  13.   To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment.
  14.   A name given to some sulphides, mostly dark- colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance.
  15.   A sudden shoot of light; quick passing look of the eye; a quick momentary view.
  16.   A sudden shoot of light or splendour; a darting of the eye or sight; a quick momentary view; a passing allusion; a mineral with a metallic lustre, as glance- coal, a mineral composed chiefly of carbon.
  17.   To dart a ray of light or splendour; to fly off obliquely; to look with a sudden rapid cast of the eye; to allude to in passing.
  18.   Sudden flash of light; momentary view.
  19.   A sudden shoot of light: a darting of the eye: a momentary view.
  20.   To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle.
  21.   To dart suddenly; direct momentarily.
  22.   To shoot a sudden ray; view with a quick movement of the eye; to strike slantingly and fly off; as, the blow glanced off his shield.
  23.   To dart a ray of light or splendor: to snatch a momentary view: to fly off obliquely: to make a passing allusion.
  24.   To flash suddenly; give a hasty look; fly off obliquely; allude briefly.
  25.   To hint; make allusion.
  26.   To look hurriedly or indirectly.
  27.   To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly.
  28.   a quick look
  29.   To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.
  30.   To flash; gleam.
  31.   A rapid or momentary view; a sudden shoot of light or splendour; a name applied to minerals possessing a semi- metallic lustre.
  32.   To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; - often with at.
  33.   To dart suddenly or obliquely.
  34.   An incidental or passing thought or allusion.

Quotes of glance

  1. On the wagon sped, and I, as well as my comrades, gave a despairing farewell glance at freedom as we came in sight of the long stone buildings. – Nellie Bly
  2. So I was at the Actor's Studio, thinking about this, and I happened to glance over to the other side of the stage and I saw the ugliest chair I have ever seen. And I thought, 'Well, I could kill that chair!' – Ellen Burstyn
  3. Never judge someone by who he's in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people. Take a cool, appraising glance at his pals. – Cynthia Heimel
  4. If we glance at the most important revolutions in history, we see at once that the greatest number of these originated in the periodical revolutions on the human mind. – Wilhelm von Humboldt
  5. If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul. – Alphonse de Lamartine
  6. To be content with life or to live merrily, rather all that is required is that we bestow on all things only a fleeting, superficial glance the more thoughtful we become the more earnest we grow. – Georg C. Lichtenberg
  7. But before looking to the future, let's glance back at the road we've traveled these past two years because that is the source of much of the optimism we are all feeling about the future. – Linda Lingle
  8. A practical botanist will distinguish at the first glance the plant of the different quarters of the globe and yet will be at a loss to tell by what marks he detects them. – Carolus Linnaeus
  9. You glance at an e -mail. You give more attention to a real letter. – Judith Martin
  10. On film you put all your energies into a single glance – Alan Rickman
  11. An emotion is suggested and demolished in one glance by certain words. – Robert Smithson
  12. No one knows how it is that with one glance a boy can break through into a girl's heart. – Nancy Thayer
  13. I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance a sharp, vindictive glance – James Thurber

Usage examples for glance

  1. “ " We will have better times yet," she promised as she rose to glance at the clock in the tower across the housetops. ” – Miss Pat at Artemis Lodge by Pemberton Ginther
  2. At the first glance I saw something moving. ” – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  3. Desire let her glance go past him. ” – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  4. And when I saw that glance I understood what he meant by " living." ” – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  5. At a glance you would have said that he had a great deal of character in his make- up and would get on in the world. ” – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. Her glance followed his and rested on the supper table too. ” – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  7. She went by him without a glance – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  8. “ Caterina cast a glance at Bianchi's face, and shook her head. ” – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  9. One glance so Dampier had often since assured her and she never grew tired of hearing it- had been enough. ” – The End of Her Honeymoon by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  10. After a glance he closed his eyes again. ” – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  11. Well, if you didn't look at it, just come back and give it a glance if you'd be so good. ” – A Thin Ghost and Others by M. R. (Montague Rhodes) James
  12. “ Mary gave her a grateful glance – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  13. They understood each other at a word or a glance – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. “ Rosalind gave a meaning glance at Annie Day. ” – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  15. His glance met and held hers. ” – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  16. “ A glance passed between Miko and his sister. ” – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  17. And Brent let it go, without another glance in its direction. ” – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  18. Then her thoughts glance off to the future. ” – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  19. He made no other answer than to glance at me quickly. ” – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont

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