from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Oblique in direction; slanting or deflected: struck him a glancing blow.
- adj. Not straightforward; indirect: made glancing allusions to the scandal.
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- v. Present participle of glance.
- adj. Making a superficial, obtuse contact with something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Shooting, as light.
- adj. Flying off (after striking) in an oblique direction.
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But in glancing at each of these (and more) it was easy for me to see whether the phrase “right wing boogeyman” referred to a right winger who was acting as a boogeyman, or someone who was acting as a boogeyman to the right wing.
I see I have been lax in glancing through the ranks.
One of the first things we notice in glancing at the portrait is the peculiar angle at which the
It was a cold day, but the sun was bright and, glancing from the snow that lay deep outside, it filled the plain room with light.
He reached out and rapped on the door, and as the page outside opened it, "Show this person out," he said, without again glancing toward Abel.
Thick and fast they fell, rattling on the deck, glancing from the men's armour, wounding not a few.
"It's a gloomy old business, isn't it?" he observed, glancing from the high canopied bed with its hangings of faded damask to an engraving of the Marriage of Pocahontas between the dormer-windows.
"I am very ill-natured," I said, glancing from the kindly blue eyes of the elderly man to the laughing blue eyes of the younger man; "but I could not help it.
It's as close to the equator as I've ever managed to get, and I recall glancing outside the window at the satellite dish on the house exterior and noting it pointed almost straight up, whereas in Scotland I'm sure they're angled somewhat unsurprisingly once you think about it towards the horizon.
I shall take the liberty to suggest to Captain Garningham to have a quantity of mosquito netting on board, to provide against these pests, "replied the Floridian, glancing from the Englishman to me.