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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GLIDE

The novice should not attempt a glide unless the conditions are just right.

Then he seemed to glide off in the direction of the setting sun.

Ghostlike we glide through nature, and should not know our place again.

Swiftly she came down to us, seeming almost to glide over the ground.

He had but fifty yards to go, and started to glide stealthily from tuft to tuft.

They seemed to glide over the floor without effort of any sort.

And then a shadow seemed to glide forward from the corner half behind him.

Why, surely it is the glide step you were telling us about, Mrs. Davies.

Some dark night it might be possible to seize her, place her in his canoe and glide down the river.

Tall, slender and white as a pearl, she seemed to glide rather than to walk.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English glidan "move along smoothly and easily, glide, slip, slide" (class I strong verb, past tense glad, past participle gliden), from West Germanic *glidan "to glide" (cf. Old Saxon glidan, Old Frisian glida, German gleiten). Related: Glided; gliding. Strong past tense form glid persisted into 20c. The noun is attested 1580s, from the verb.

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