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Glance \Glance\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Glanced; p. pr. & vb. n. Glancing.]

  1. To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.

    From art, from nature, from the schools, Let random influences glance, Like light in many a shivered lance, That breaks about the dappled pools.

  2. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. ''Your arrow hath glanced''.

    On me the curse aslope Glanced on the ground.

  3. To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.

    The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven.

  4. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at.

    Wherein obscurely C[ae]sar"s ambition shall be glanced at.

    He glanced at a certain reverend doctor.

  5. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle.

    And all along the forum and up the sacred seat, His vulture eye pursued the trip of those small glancing feet.


vb. (en-past of: glance)