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  • v. to quickly inspect something (newspaper, notes) with the eyes

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. examine hastily


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  • Snudge shot a glance over his shoulder as he headed for the catwalk.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • The father of Count Douglas was at the time burgomaster of the little town of Aschersleben, and one day some of the inhabitants of the place bearing the name of Brandt placed a lot of papers in his hands, asking him to glance over them, and to see whether there was any truth in the statement that they were heirs to an immense fortune in America.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • Then, with a quick glance over his shoulder at Trillian, he said, "Come here."


  • Dumplin road, I allowed myself to glance over at his assigned parking spot at the condo and saw his alloted space taken by a maroon family van wearing a sticker that boasted how its child was the student of the month at Converse Middle School.

    Hoopi Shoopi Donna

  • He saw McBride glance over to Dunross, wave and beckon him to join them.

    Noble House

  • As he greeted her, Basil swept such an appraising glance over her as to make her cheeks turn bright red and then stared so besottedly into her brown eyes that she nearly reeled from the impact.

    The English Witch

  • And now one had touched him so completely that a mere glance over her shoulder without a word passing between them had made him follow her.

    Surrender the Dark

  • May had a moment to glance over the side of the boat, where the lorelei backstroked, grinning at her, her rope tied to the bow of the ship.

    May Bird, Warrior Princess

  • Adam the younger went, though not willingly, and with a long backward glance over his shoulder, and in a moment or two hooves thudded on the hard-beaten earth of the yard.

    An Excellent Mystery

  • Even so, he could not resist a last glance over his shoulder and what I took to be a sigh of regret that he could not bring himself to tarry longer.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer


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