They draw this distinction when it is too late, and use it as a quibble to gloss over their fault.
Nor did he try to gloss over or strive to nullify his own dishonorable actions.
What could gloss over the base return he made them for all their hospitalities and attention?
If it only gloss over the working of human sympathy, we pity the men.
We may gloss over the impropriety of the proceedings which led to this phenomenon.
“I cannot gloss over facts; it is not in my nature to do so,” was the reply of Grace.
There was no attempt to gloss over the facts, and deceive himself.
No miracle of evolution can gloss over the meaning of such a tragedy.
And, if so, why should we attempt to gloss over the truth by deceptive words?
He was frank, too, and did not try to gloss over a mistake or a failure.