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Definition of 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

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

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

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

Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
Friedrich Nietzsche

One of the things I find depressing about some of the upper echelons of Anglicanism on both sides of the Atlantic is that it's sort of taken for granted that we all basically know what's in the Bible, and so we just glance at a few verses for devotional purposes and then get on to the real business.
N. T. Wright
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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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