glance at

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1. To look briefly and quickly:
2. To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
3. To strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected:
phrasal verb
glance at or over
To look through reading matter casually:
browse, dip into, flip through, leaf (through), riffle (through), run through, scan, skim, thumb (through).
1. A quick look:
Informal: gander.
2. A sudden quick light:
References in classic literature ?
Captain Goodfellow," he said, "I should be glad if you would glance at the contents of that note.
Every time he stole a glance at the girls' side of the room Becky's face troubled him.
Monty threw a quick glance at him and Trent sighed.
said Anna Pavlovna with an inquiring glance at the little princess.
Mugridge heard and shot a swift glance at me, but I gave no sign that the conversation had reached me.
He shot a questioning glance at each of us, placed his shiny top-hat upon the sideboard, and with a slight bow sidled down into the nearest chair.
But a glance at Christie's sad but gracious face quickly reassured him.
Bernouin cast an inquisitorial glance at the person of the young man and entered the cabinet of the cardinal, to whom he transmitted the messenger's words.
After reading the first lines of the letter Mazarin gave a side glance at him to see if he was watching the expression of his face as he read.
This good deed accomplished, with quickened breath, and a deeper blush, she stole a glance at the youthful stranger for whom she had been battling with a dragon in the air.
Up mounted David, and bowled away merrily towards Boston, without so much as a parting glance at that fountain of dreamlike vicissitude.
She only gave one furtive glance at the handsome gentleman, and disappeared.