glance over

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v glance over examine hastily "She scanned the newspaper headlines while waiting for the taxi"
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Usage

In literature:

Major Ross glanced casually over the interior and turned away.
"Boy Scouts in the Philippines" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Fred glanced over his shoulder to learn how he was making out in the race.
"Two Boys in Wyoming" by Edward S. Ellis
He flung one glance over his shoulder, and saw the channel dividing ahead.
"Fort Amity" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
Their mother leaning over a railing laughed also and waved her handkerchief as they both glanced up.
"A Little Girl in Old Detroit" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Glancing over certain account sales, his eye fell on the name of HILL as purchaser.
"The Continental Monthly , Vol. 2 No. 5, November 1862" by Various
I glanced over to her corner; she had already left the church.
"The Rose of Old St. Louis" by Mary Dillon
I glances over to see how Sadie's takin' it, and finds her drawin' in a long breath.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
A glance over his shoulder showed him the reptile coming around the bend in the gully.
"The Girl in the Golden Atom" by Raymond King Cummings
Then his glance travelled over the foremost row of seats.
"The Mystics" by Katherine Cecil Thurston
The very keynote of the letter is joy, as may be seen by a glance over it.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
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In poetry:

Ay, it is bitter to think, man,
That you may swim or may sink, man,
With the world's glance
Coldly askance
Watching you over the brink, man!
"The Way Of The World" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Tunis in the tremendous trance
Rests from day’s incestuous
Traffic with the radiance
Of her sire-& over us
Gleams the intoxicating glance
Of the Moon & Sirius.
"Lyric of Love to Leah" by Aleister Crowley
Archly glancing, lightly dancing, See its eddies chase each other;
Round old roots they flashing whirl,
Over ringing pebbles curl; Each one singing to his brother,
ORA ATQITE LABORA!
"Ora Atque Labora" by Albert Pike
We were friends, and the warmest of friends, he and I,
Each glance was a language that broke from the heart,
No cloudlet swept over the realm of the sky,
And beneath it we swore that we never would part.
"The Friends" by Lennox Amott
But, the first greetings over, you glance round the hall;
Your hearts call the roll, but they answer not all
Through the turf green above them the dead cannot hear;
Name by name, in the silence, falls sad as a tear!
"The Quaker Alumni" by John Greenleaf Whittier
From vales of dawn hath Day pursued the Night
Who mocking fled, swift-sandalled, to the west,
Nor ever lingered in her wayward flight
With dusk-eyed glance to recompense his quest,
But over crocus hills and meadows gray
Sped fleetly on her way.
"Twilight" by Lucy Maud Montgomery

In news:

So they say in Nova Scotia, anyway, and from the Cabot Trail, the two-lane road that loops around and through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, it takes only a glance over the guardrail to get it.
Now let's glance over to the third ring where yet another set of contradictions exists.
Someone in the Presidio glanced over and spotted a plant thought to be extinct in the wild, growing near Doyle Drive.
BLOCKHAUS, Italy (AP) — There was the trademark glance over his shoulder.
At first glance, the fight over "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn " at Renton High School fits a conventional pattern.
Glance over your teenager's shoulder at his screenful of instant messages.
Allen Shepard went to the bathroom in his Staten Island apartment Tuesday morning and started to brush his teeth when he glanced over at something moving in the toilet bowl, only to see a California Kingsnake staring back at him.
His pieces are glanced at by millions, and his signature image, which he has now trademarked, is plastered all over the Internet.
A glance at some hot topics generating talk over the weekend at the NFL's annual scouting combine at Indianapolis.
At first glance Voice over LTE (VoLTE), the next generation of wireless voice technology, looks suspiciously like VoIP service over a wireless connection.
At first glance Voice over LTE ( VoLTE ), the next generation of wireless voice technology, looks suspiciously like VoIP service over a wireless connection.
He was looking straight at me, but I glanced over my shoulder to see if someone had entered behind me.
One only has to glance over the statistics on alcohol-related deaths to realize the severity of the problem.
Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Tribune's news stories, top photos and opinions you may have missed over the weekend.
Mariano Rivera glanced over his shoulder at the crowd of news reporters approaching his locker.
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In science:

At first glance, we should simply restrict ourselves with the integration over Q depending neither on the coordinates, nor on the momenta.
Random Matrices and Supersymmetry in Disordered Systems
The reason for the sudden turn over is apparent from a glance at the surfaces of section (Fig. 6).
The Eccentric Kozai Mechanism for a Test Particle
It has been pointed out that in many new models with Physics beyond the Standard Model, there is generally an implicit fine-tuning among the model parameters which may be over-looked at first glance but show up in a systematic analysis38 .
Models of Little Higgs and Electroweak Precision Tests
Finally, again a glance at [132] reveals that in LQG there is linear progress on the quantisation programme outlined in section 3 over the past twenty years.
Loop Quantum Gravity: An Inside View
We found series of boxplots to be very a convenient way to glance over sets up to 100 chips.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
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