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Bobby was glowering at the audience and grumbling into Sally's ear.

He paused, glowering down at her as if she, too, were white enough to hate.

"You're the man I saw at Heyler's," she said, glowering at him.

He rose with extraordinary agility and leant over, glowering at the girl.

He paused for an answer, glowering at her; and she shrank, trembling, against the door.

He was glowering at the pieces of the check that lay on the floor at his feet.

The printer gazed at him with glowering and suffused eyes, choking in his throat.

Ditson started and turned pale when he saw Hartwick, who was glowering at him.

“If he saw it,” muttered the first officer, under his breath and glowering at me.

"I forgot," he said, glowering at the unwelcome sight of his own sex.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "to shine;" c.1500, "to stare with wide eyes," perhaps from a Scandinavian source (cf. Norwegian dialectal glora "to glow"), from Proto-Germanic base *glo- (see glow (v.)), root of Old English glowan "to glow," which influenced the spelling. Or perhaps related to Middle Dutch gluren "to leer." Meaning "to look angrily, scowl" is first recorded 1775. Related: Glowered; glowering. As a noun, 1715, from the verb.

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