Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a glancing manner; by glancing; in an oblique manner; incidentally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb In a glancing manner; transiently; incidentally; indirectly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a glancing manner

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

glancing +‎ -ly

Examples

  • And the Articles only mention the word "president" once, and only glancingly at best.

    Chris Weigant: Our Forgotten "Presidents"

  • Imagine a version of "Murder on the Orient Express" that is only glancingly interested in murder and detection but minutely curious about what the passengers ate, how they dressed, and how they flirted or squabbled with one another.

    A Window Onto Comic Tedium

  • If it just tells a story glancingly in the manner of (unintelligible), wonderful writer of deeply moving short stories but with a light touch.

    Three-Minute Fiction: Countdown To Deadline

  • And the Articles only mention the word "president" once, and only glancingly at best.

    Chris Weigant: Our Forgotten "Presidents"

  • Those even glancingly familiar with the seething ethnic nationalisms of that area of the world will understand the rush to ensure that the main players in those bloody rivalries are appropriately represented in parliament, in a fundamentally unstable balance, to be sure, but a balance that suited short-term needs.

    Archive 2009-12-01

  • If it just tells a story glancingly in the manner of (unintelligible), wonderful writer of deeply moving short stories but with a light touch.

    Three-Minute Fiction: Countdown To Deadline

  • If it just tells a story glancingly in the manner of (unintelligible), wonderful writer of deeply moving short stories but with a light touch.

    Three-Minute Fiction: Countdown To Deadline

  • If it just tells a story glancingly in the manner of (unintelligible), wonderful writer of deeply moving short stories but with a light touch.

    Three-Minute Fiction: Countdown To Deadline

  • If it just tells a story glancingly in the manner of (unintelligible), wonderful writer of deeply moving short stories but with a light touch.

    Three-Minute Fiction: Countdown To Deadline

  • Those even glancingly familiar with the seething ethnic nationalisms of that area of the world will understand the rush to ensure that the main players in those bloody rivalries are appropriately represented in parliament, in a fundamentally unstable balance, to be sure, but a balance that suited short-term needs.

    "A circus of nationalists"

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