from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A glance cast to the side.
  • noun An indirect or brief reference; an allusion.

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

  • noun a glance sideways


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  • The innkeeper shot a side-glance at Mary and her maid.

    One Night in Scotland

  • From a swift side-glance at King's face be changed to full stare, his scowl slowly giving place to a grin as he recognized him.

    In The Time Of Light

  • For others, he continued to make the frames so excessively large that even a side-glance revealed nothing.

    Ai Kitano

  • And with swift side-glance the irresistible pitiless Fury beheld the deadly deed they had done.

    The Argonautica

  • (Here he cast a side-glance at the owner of the mansion, and winked to his clerk.) ‘I would Solway were as deep as it is wide, and we had then some chance of keeping of them out.’


  • Aumáz is a furtive glance, especially of women, and Ilház, a side-glance from lahaza, limis oculis intuitus est.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • At least I get to face little prats, and not adults who love to side-glance you whenever you walk past along the corridor.

    babycartercl Diary Entry

  • One side-glance from my father ensured all pretense was lost: I straightened my back, held my head high, chest forward, hoping some day he might respect me, too, maybe even love me as a man in much the same way I loved him for being one.

    Nick Mwaluko: Becoming a Man

  • She looked for her husband, gave him a coquettish side-glance, and it pleased her to see that his vanity was gratified to no small degree.

    A Woman of Thirty

  • And it's turned me into Scowling Johannsen -- if two people on the morning train are having a conversation above 300 decibels, I believe I have the right to shuffle my paper, clear my throat, side-glance them, cross my legs and kick them in the back of the leg, do I not?

    Archive 2006-05-01


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