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  • v. Present participle of gloze.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Flattery; deceit.


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  • She spoke, glozing over the murder that had been wrought upon the men; and Jason addressed her in answer:

    The Argonautica

  • Nina was determined that there should be no glozing of matters, no soft words used effectually to stop her in her projected course.

    Nina Balatka

  • To accomplish this she relied not only on the attractions of her person, but also on glozing speeches and other feminine artifices.

    The Life of Sir Richard Burton

  • So the glozing black eyes of the child would twitch, and Maria would break into meaningless tears, Concha into a loud, brutal, mocking laugh, like some violent bird.

    The Plumed Serpent

  • But oh, Egg the flying Rocket hatched from, navel of the 50-meter radio sky, all proper ghosts of place-forgive him his numbness, his glozing neutrality.

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • Those whom the old Puritan sermons denounced as "the glozing neuters of the world" have no easy rog d to haul down, Wear-the-Pantsers, just cause you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there!

    Gravity's Rainbow

  • And that I with glozing smoothness hid a cruel mind within.


  • Thou wouldst forge some glozing tale to beguile the ears of that poor stricken lady, Penelope.

    Stories from the Odyssey

  • 'Tis ever with glozing words that these children of the wilderness gain the ear and the affections, and entrance through the heart-gates kept by

    The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 3, March, 1864 Devoted to Literature and National Policy

  • Galloway had no professions of conscience -- beyond such small glozing of hypocrisy as any man must put on if he wishes to be intrusted with the money of a public that associates professions of religion and appearances of respectability with honesty.

    Ainslee's, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905


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  • I under fair pretence of friendly ends,

    And well plac't words of glozing courtesie

    Baited with reasons not unplausible

    Wind me into the easie-hearted man,

    And hugg him into snares.

    Milton, Comus

    December 16, 2006