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glance

verb behold, briefly observe, catch a brief look at, catch a glimpse of, glimpse, look, peek, picture, scan, see, skim, snatch a glimpse, sneak a look at, sneak a peek at, view quickly, watch, witness
See also: vision
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The river glanced by with its ordinary velocity, but the canoe was nowhere to be seen on its dark waters.
Such as it is," responded Fairfax, with a shade of anxiety, as he glanced at the fresh and pretty costumes of the young women, and dubiously regarded the two Saratoga trunks resting hopelessly on the veranda.
It was sorrowful to think how many days, and weeks, and months, and years of toil had been wasted on these musty papers, which were now only an encumbrance on earth, and were hidden away in this forgotten corner, never more to be glanced at by human eyes.
He had given exactly the account of himself that permitted least of my going behind it, and it was only with the effect of confirming my acceptance of it that, as I presently glanced about the room, I could say--
I then glanced round the room; and besides the bedstead and centre table, could see no other furniture belonging to the place, but a rude shelf, the four walls, and a papered fireboard representing a man striking a whale.
Tom was soon busy at his work; but, as the woman was at no great distance from him, he often glanced an eye to her, at her work.