Calamity, weary and heavy-eyed, scanned the forbidding, sullen sky in the hope of glimpsing a break in its glowering expanse.
He paused for an answer, glowering at her; and she shrank, trembling, against the door.
And always there had been the glowering fires of a score of villages.
He was glowering at the pieces of the check that lay on the floor at his feet.
She rubbed her own chin, which was a little white ball, and pushed it forward, glowering at his great jaw.
Ditson started and turned pale when he saw Hartwick, who was glowering at him.
Lon was glowering at her, and she read his decision like an open page.
“If he saw it,” muttered the first officer, under his breath and glowering at me.
When some pert young man tried to stop him he did not say words but drew back his fist threateningly and, glowering, walked in.
He paused, glowering down at her as if she, too, were white enough to hate.
mid-14c., "to shine;" c.1500, "to stare with wide eyes," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian dialectal glora "to glow"), from Proto-Germanic base *glo- (see glow (v.)), root of Old English glowan "to glow," which influenced the spelling. Or perhaps related to Middle Dutch gluren "to leer." Meaning "to look angrily, scowl" is first recorded 1775. Related: Glowered; glowering. As a noun, 1715, from the verb.