He said, think of this show as taking place all in the instant that you are just glancing at these pictures on the wall.
Not one for parties, Leno was glancing at his watch by 7:30 p.m.
At the time, it looked like a glancing blow to the GOP campaign.
Monseigneur C—— delivered his text in a calm voice, glancing quietly over the congregation.
The sense of peace and order, shot through with glancing light, is fully Vermeerian.
“Nobody here but our dads and Dr. Kirshner,” observed Bob, glancing about.
"Just seven miles," replied the mate, glancing at the log-slate.
He stopped on glancing at Jimmy; the young man's eyes were deadly.
But,” glancing at his pale sister, “we will speak no more of that.
There is a train at half-past nine, said I, glancing over my Bradshaw.
mid-15c., of weapons, from glacen "to graze, strike a glancing blow" (c.1300), from Old French glacier "to slip, make slippery," from glace "ice" (see glacial). Sense of "look quickly" (first recorded 1580s) probably was influenced in form and meaning by Middle English glenten "look askance" (see glint). Related: Glanced; glancing.
c.1500, "sudden movement producing a flash," from glance (v.). Meaning "brief or hurried look" is from 1590s.