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To take a brief or hurried look at someone or something
“She loitered in the corridor, hoping that the low light would hide her identity from anyone that happened to glance in her direction.”
To quickly browse or look through, especially reading material
“Even the most cursory glance through the voluminous correspondence they generated reveals that the duty was performed conscientiously.”
To brush against something, typically lightly and quickly
“She shook her head, just slightly, letting the hair glance against her chin.”
To bounce off a surface or other object
“I traced the path I wanted, so that the cue ball would glance off the black ball and send it into a side pocket.”
To emanate or shoot forth light bursts
“Soon, lights began to flicker and glance upon the gondola and bridge.”
To make or become shiny with a glossy layer or substance
To move hurriedly or as by bouncing or twitching
To come into forceful contact with something
Plural for a brief or hurried look
“Laura jumped from her sofa and took a quick glance at the digital microwave clock in the kitchen before hurrying to answer the door.”
(rare) Plural for a flash or gleam of light
“It represents an endless moment, a glance of light, a pause wrapped on a shape emanating pure sensuality.”
Plural for studying something carefully
Plural for a quick and fleeting touch
Plural for an instance of striking or being struck
Plural for the act of deflecting or something deflected
Plural for a comprehensive search or survey of a place or area
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