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Definition of Glance

Glance

  1. A sudden flash of light or splendor.
  2. A quick cast of the eyes; a quick or a casual look; a swift survey; a glimpse.
  3. An incidental or passing thought or allusion.
  4. A name given to some sulphides, mostly dark-colored, which have a brilliant metallic luster, as the sulphide of copper, called copper glance.
  5. To shoot or emit a flash of light; to shine; to flash.
  6. To strike and fly off in an oblique direction; to dart aside. "Your arrow hath glanced".
  7. To look with a sudden, rapid cast of the eye; to snatch a momentary or hasty view.
  8. To make an incidental or passing reflection; to allude; to hint; -- often with at.
  9. To move quickly, appearing and disappearing rapidly; to be visible only for an instant at a time; to move interruptedly; to twinkle.
  10. To shoot or dart suddenly or obliquely; to cast for a moment; as, to glance the eye.
  11. To hint at; to touch lightly or briefly.

Glance Quotations

My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
Saint Augustine

Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers, and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love.
Therese of Lisieux

I am not a cat man, but a dog man, and all felines can tell this at a glance - a sharp, vindictive glance.
James Thurber

There is that in the glance of a flower which may at times control the greatest of creation's braggart lords.
John Muir

If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
Alphonse de Lamartine
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Glance Translations

glance in Dutch is een blik werpen op, een blik werpen
glance in German is blicken, Streifblick
glance in Italian is occhiata
glance in Norwegian is se, blikk
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