• WordNet 3.6
    • adj glaring shining intensely "the blazing sun","blinding headlights","dazzling snow","fulgent patterns of sunlight","the glaring sun"
    • adj glaring conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible "a crying shame","an egregious lie","flagrant violation of human rights","a glaring error","gross ineptitude","gross injustice","rank treachery"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Glaring Clear; notorious; open and bold; barefaced; as, a glaring crime.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • glaring Emitting a brilliant, dazzling light; shining with dazzling luster.
    • glaring Staring.
    • glaring Clear; plainly discernible; open and bold; barefaced: as, a glaring mistake or crime.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Glaring bright and dazzling: barefaced: notorious
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “One shining quality lends a luster to another, or hides some glaring defect.”
  • James Thurber
    “There are two kinds of light -- the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.”
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    “He, in his developed manhood, stood, a little sunburn by the glare of life.”
  • James Thurber
    “When all things are equal, translucence in writing is more effective than transparency, just as glow is more revealing than glare.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Perh. from A.S. glær, a pellucid substance, amber.


In literature:

The scene now, under this red-green glare, was weird in the extreme.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Charley stopped within the entrance, glaring at her.
"The Huntress" by Hulbert Footner
The Rich Man gave an awful glare.
"Fairy Prince and Other Stories" by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
The glare of the headlight fascinated, challenged, angered him.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
I cursed the yellow sunset light glaring on their snowy crests.
"The Crack of Doom" by Robert Cromie
They had paused for an instant, alert but undecided, to stare at a coldly glaring spider that was barring their path.
"The Raid on the Termites" by Paul Ernst
The cowpuncher, white with anger, glared at his enemy and poured curses at him, the while he nursed his strained wrist.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
The scientist squinted his eyes against the glare.
"Empire" by Clifford Donald Simak
Brucco glared at him.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
Once the lightning flashed into and through all the cobwebbed window-panes, and the mill gave out a ghastly glare.
"The Rival Campers Ashore" by Ruel Perley Smith

In poetry:

Oh! blessed, blessed do ye seem,
For even now, I turn'd,
With soul athirst for wood and stream,
From streets that glared and burn'd.
"Cowslips" by Mary Botham Howitt
She woke—she half arose—and wild
She cast a horrid glare,
The sounds had ceased, the lights had fled,
And all was stillness there.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
Too soon the glare of earthly day
Buries, to us, Thy brightness keen,
And we are left to find our way
By faith and hope in Thee unseen.
"The Epiphany" by John Keble
The young horned moon has gone from the sky,
And night has settled down;
A red glare shows from the Rampadells,
Grim as a burning town.
"Burning Off" by Dorothea Mackellar
Sadly I turned from the sun's fierce glare,
And sought the quiet shade,
And over my dim and weary eyes
Sleep's peaceful fingers strayed.
"Go Work in My Vineyard" by Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
There is a chillness in the air--
A coldness in the smile of day;
And e'en the sunbeam's crimson glare
Seems shaded with a tinge of gray.
"The Fading Flower" by William McKendree Carleton

In news:

Rubber masks of Mitt Romney, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton glare down from the walls.
Prosecutors allege both ignored 'glaring red flags' indicating the oil well was not secure and 'failed to take appropriate action.'.
The Las Vegas Astronomical Society works around the glare of the Vegas Strip to show kids the wonders of the night sky.
Rob Lambert, left, and Jim Gianoulakis of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society go looking for darkness away from the glare of the Strip.
The contributions are a glaring example of the.
The call for more transparency in the mayor's use of free tickets is welcome, but her proposed policy includes a glaring loophole.
The most glaring weakness is their lack of size.
Flashlight 's glare prevented Elizabeth 'Betsy' McDaniel from seeing attacker, detectives testify.
During his followup to President Obama's speech Monday night, we couldn't help but notice John Boehner's glaring green tie.
Sun glare blamed for crash that hospitalized pedestrian.
Police in La Vista believe sun glare may have been a factor in a crash that sent a bicyclist to the hospital Wednesday morning.
The Rockets' Red Glare in Israel The Nation.
CAMPUS CORNER — I made a joke yesterday about Bob Stoops' glare at reporters as they ask questions and he responds.
Light-Eyed Players Deal With Glare , and Doubts.
Just beware the rockets red glare .

In science:

Also, it rules out any Pθ having an atom at the origin. A glaring situation is that this theory cannot approximate negative binomial sums by taking ϕ as gamma as one expects.
Infinite Divisibility and Max-Infinite Divisibility with Random Sample Size
This is a rather glaring counterexample to Theorem A.
Correction to a theorem of Schoenberg
The proof presented in of the result that the critical probability for percolation on a random Johnson–Mehl tessellation is 1/2 contains a (glaring!) error; we are very grateful to Rob van den Berg for bringing this to our attention.
Erratum: Percolation on random Johnson-Mehl tessellations and related models
They include digital refocusing, depth estimation, synthetic aperture, and glare reduction.
Augmenting Light Field to model Wave Optics effects
This glaring omission is filled in the present approach by computing the density matrix using (1) and then tracing out the irrelevant ingoing (L) modes .
From black holes to emergent gravity