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Definition of "glancing" []

  • Oblique in direction; slanting or deflected: struck him a glancing blow. (adjective)
  • Not straightforward; indirect: made glancing allusions to the scandal. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "glancing" in a sentence
  • "But in glancing at each of these (and more) it was easy for me to see whether the phrase “right wing boogeyman” referred to a right winger who was acting as a boogeyman, or someone who was acting as a boogeyman to the right wing."
  • "I see I have been lax in glancing through the ranks."
  • "One of the first things we notice in glancing at the portrait is the peculiar angle at which the"