The way Fred and Adele Astaire glided and strode on stage must have reminded one of the joys of being alive.
In a world of many squeaky wheels, Obama glided smoothly from task to task.
The glamorous couple had been photographed countless times as they glided through the glittering world of British high society.
Roger Federer has glided through in a stylish black shirt with blood red trim, as if to signal there will be blood.
She glided like a queen into the Whitney Gala on Monday night and watched as hot young things preened and posed in her gowns.
He had glided back, and was standing at Randal's elbow, pointing out the exact spot where he alleged he had seen the cat.
His birch canoe, paddled by Indian guides, glided over solitary waters hundreds of leagues beyond the remotest frontier stations.
She glided out from among the may-apples and the long, silken grass, to charm his horse with her hand.
She glided about the house, her lips moved but gave no sound, her eyes shone.
My Sergeant turned from me, and I glided with tiger-tread to the bushes, and laid myself down.
Old English glidan "move along smoothly and easily, glide, slip, slide" (class I strong verb, past tense glad, past participle gliden), from West Germanic *glidan "to glide" (cf. Old Saxon glidan, Old Frisian glida, German gleiten). Related: Glided; gliding. Strong past tense form glid persisted into 20c. The noun is attested 1580s, from the verb.