Definitions of gliding

  1. the activity of flying a glider
  2. of Glide

Usage examples for gliding

  1. The canoe gliding down a swift stream, the open air, the blue sky, the birds and trees and flowers- these are what I love. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  2. He crept forward like a snake gliding upon its prey. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  3. Before I could follow, which I longed to do, to learn at once the worst of it, I saw the figure of a man much nearer, and even within twenty yards of me, gliding along without any sound. – Erema My Father's Sin by R. D. Blackmore
  4. Penny thoroughly enjoyed the novel experience of gliding swiftly over the hard- packed snow. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  5. Yet I see whither thou art gliding. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  6. But now, while I can see the shadow of the tree and watch it slowly gliding along the surface of the grass, it is mine. – The Eulogy of Richard Jefferies by Walter Besant
  7. In another moment the monster, gliding on, just missing the brig, was lost in the fog. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  8. On they crept, half crouching, half gliding, but approaching with incredible rapidity. – The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley by Bertram Mitford
  9. She was tall, beautifully tall, and as she swept on past him in her gliding snow- shoes he had a fleeting vision of a strand of fair hair escaped from beneath her fur hood, and a pair of beautiful blue eyes, and pretty, parted lips which left him hugging himself. – The Heart of Unaga by Ridgwell Cullum
  10. The female figure stepped in at the window, and, gliding noiselessly into the room, seated herself in a third chair by the table before either of the men became aware of her presence. – Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession by Benjamin Wood
  11. Dubi one night showed them a Malay dance, which consisted of a sort of gliding motion and a graceful waving of the hands, quite the reverse of the Dayak dance. – Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines by H. Wilfrid Walker
  12. Aunt Jannet's exile ran into a longer term than she had expected, and there were many anxious faces and apprehensive hearts in the island villages before the Torch came gliding quietly round the heads, and dropped her passengers at their homes. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  13. Ivan Petrofsky was peering anxiously down at the desolate land, over which they were gliding. – Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure by Victor Appleton
  14. He saw these little owls gliding about on silent wing, or standing erect upon the tops of the houses, at a distance looking exactly like the marmots themselves. – The Boy Hunters by Captain Mayne Reid
  15. Ah, and you have such a quiet way of moving about; that gentle gliding step, so soothing to the sick. – The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly by Charles James Lever
  16. She looked thoughtfully down at the white, gliding fingers, and said: We have seen so much of Dr. Bethel since he came to Trafton, that he seems quite like an old friend, and because of his being associated with father, it makes his trouble almost a personal matter. – Out of a Labyrinth by Lawrence L. Lynch
  17. She ran up the steps to the hall, gliding toward a group which stood near its further end- her mother, Miss Carlyle, Mr. Carlyle, and little Isabel; Lady Isabel she did not see. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  18. We felt that she was gliding off the bank. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  19. Slowly at first and then with the swift, gliding motion of the woods, the wide- eyed youngster approached the open door and stood there waiting, poised and ready for advance or flight. – The Window-Gazer by Isabel Ecclestone Mackay
  20. Before she could speak, could do more than look, Prosper Gael had jumped in, the door slammed, the car began its whirr, and they were gliding through the crowded, brilliant streets. – The Branding Iron by Katharine Newlin Burt