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Definitions of glance

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

  1. After a glance he closed his eyes again. – The Mandarin's Fan by Fergus Hume
  2. They understood each other at a word or a glance – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. His glance met and held hers. – The Vision of Desire by Margaret Pedler
  4. Caterina cast a glance at Bianchi's face, and shook her head. – Four Phases of Love by Paul Heyse
  5. He made no other answer than to glance at me quickly. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Desire let her glance go past him. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  9. A glance passed between Miko and his sister. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  10. At the first glance I saw something moving. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
  11. She went by him without a glance – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  12. 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
  13. Rosalind gave a meaning glance at Annie Day. – A Sweet Girl Graduate by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  14. Then her thoughts glance off to the future. – The Italians by Frances Elliot
  15. Her glance followed his and rested on the supper table too. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  16. Mary gave her a grateful glance – Mary Minds Her Business by George Weston
  17. " 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
  18. And Brent let it go, without another glance in its direction. – In the Mayor's Parlour by J. S. (Joseph Smith) Fletcher
  19. 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
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