Origin of glancing
verb (used without object), glanced, glanc·ing.
verb (used with object), glanced, glanc·ing. Archaic.
Origin of glance1
Synonyms for glance
Related Words for glancingpeer, peek, flash, scan, skip, bounce, dart, skim, kiss, carom, glimpse, browse, see, gaze, peep, view, shine, glisten, twinkle, glint
Examples from the Web for glancing
Contemporary Examples of glancing
Glancing at historical facts, the evidence is undoubtedly clear.To Beat ISIS, the Arab World Must Promote Political and Religious Reforms
September 15, 2014
Case in point: “You should get to the core of the difference between us,” suggests Robert, glancing over at Michelle.The Great Marriage Behind ‘The Good Wife’
March 9, 2014
Monseigneur C—— delivered his text in a calm voice, glancing quietly over the congregation.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
At the time, it looked like a glancing blow to the GOP campaign.Sorry Conservatives, Benghazi Won’t Stop Clinton
January 16, 2014
Arran Bardige smoothes over his T-shirt and baggy jeans, glancing nervously at his phone.’90s Soap Star Antonio Sabato Jr. Is My Wingman
August 20, 2013
Historical Examples of glancing
"I've just finished," said Percival, glancing down the last sheet.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Glancing at them she saw that they were both addressed to her.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
"Don't be a fool, Buck," said Jasper, glancing over his shoulder.Way of the Lawless
Glancing about her she discovered that it came from a room half under ground.Weighed and Wanting
The Professor—I had guessed his identity—joined us, glancing at me inquisitively.The Bacillus of Beauty
Word Origin for glance
Word Origin for glance
c.1500, "sudden movement producing a flash," from glance (v.). Meaning "brief or hurried look" is from 1590s.
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.
see at first blush (glance).