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"He is a good son to me," said Mrs. Rushton, with a glance of affection.

She did not glance at him, but held her cigarette in silence and refused to light it.

Then she fluttered a glance at him in which there was a gleam of mockery.

Someone, as he crossed the room, whirled to follow him with a glance.

At him, when I could glance at him, with disgust little short of affrightment.

"I can see all there is to you the first glance," said the woman calmly.

Then, her glance straying to Anne, "What makes Anne look so mysterious?"

Now and then the glance of the marshal wandered to the door.

One glance was enough to show Edricson that his fears were but too true.

As he spoke, he raised his eyes and met the girl's glance fairly.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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