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  • v. Present participle of glower.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having a cheerless aspect or disposition.

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

  • adj. showing a brooding ill humor


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  • He averted his glance quickly, but almost as quickly refixed his gaze upon the impassive symbol of death, with an expression glowering and contemptuous, and with an angry gesture struck it down among the weeds with his stick.

    The Evil Guest

  • As they neared the camp, the sound of their horses brought Guy striding out to meet them, his expression a glowering mask of challenge.

    The Rogue

  • Tourville remained seated at the end of the table, with one hand clenched on the cloth before him, while with the other he plucked quickly and impatiently at his thick beard and then combed it through with his fingers, "glowering" moodily at me meanwhile, in an absent-minded fashion, as though he scarcely realised my presence.

    A Middy of the Slave Squadron A West African Story

  • Nobody ever dreamed of fishing here, but one day a rustic, "glowering" idly over the wall of the adjacent road, saw fish rising.

    Angling Sketches

  • Lord Vincent sat gnawing his nails and "glowering" upon the floor in his corner.


  • Dr. Fox may be Scottish, but he is not of the 'glowering', 'well balanced chip on each shoulder', 'class warfare expert', bunch of thugs associated with and infesting the late and unlamented failed Labour Government.

    Army Rumour Service

  • Kathleen Hanna, who also has 40 plus years of soothsaying under her belt, observed that the eclipse beginning on Monday has an alignment of "glowering" planets not seen since 1930 - a year that saw the rise of Fascism in the world. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • He recalled the glowering face of Kaohla when he said: "You did this.

    The House Without a Key

  • Alex was sitting across from them and glowering at Cay, but she was ignoring him.

    Judge deveraux

  • A Seraph emerged from a guardhouse, his armor gleaming mirror-bright but his brows glowering cave-dark.

    GuildWars Edge of Destiny


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