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1. Oblique in direction; slanting or deflected: struck him a glancing blow.
2. Not straightforward; indirect: made glancing allusions to the scandal.

glanc′ing·ly adv.
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whether the "inherent authority" claimed by state supreme courts is a proper reading of state constitutional law, or have treated the topic glancingly.
Rather than defining modernism--a vast field of scholarly research with which Nicolay seems, at best, only glancingly familiar--Nicolay makes wild assumptions about "the" modernists that are hardly credible, all the less so with the paucity of secondary sources or citation of authority.
Think of the dozens of Gerald Stern poems invoking pogroms and the holocaust, often glancingly, on the understanding that pogroms and the holocaust are simply part of the ordinary air one breathes, but sometimes sneakily, as in that masterpiece of memory "The Dancing," where the murder of Jews is never explicitly mentioned.
Gritsch, a Lutheran and a respected scholar of Luther who teaches in a Lutheran seminary (I recognize the clanging sound of the repetition of this identification, but it is of consequence because of the severity of the judgment the book ultimately makes about the founder of that denomination) forthrightly discusses a topic that was only glancingly acknowledged or delicately alluded to in an earlier generation of Lutheran-Jewish conversations.
However, rhythms of all sorts--natural, poetic, physical--reveal glancingly what lies beneath our individuality and even our humanity, "these things / teasingly beyond our reach / though they were ours once upon a time.
Only glancingly connected to sex and desire, seduction is above all a game, and its pleasures accrue from submitting to a set of rules.
Malala's father's story is glancingly told in her autobiography, which has been banned in Pakistan.
Gramsci is an acknowledged but only glancingly considered presence in Said's work on Culture and Imperialism.
The rapacious materialism of the neocolonialist mind is glancingly dismissed in your works, with the possible exception of its treatment in the demise of Madam Koto in your earlier novels and, then, in the stories in Tales of Freedom (2009).
One flaw in the book is that Casaubon's study of Aramaic, the language of the Talmud and nearly as necessary as Hebrew for an understanding of ancient Judaism, is dealt with only glancingly in the authors's focus on Hebrew.
Mark Twain refers glancingly to SHC in Life on the Mississippi (1883), and Emile Zola introduces SHC in Le Docteur Pascal (1893) when a heavy-drinking peasant farmer catches fire while snoozing after boozing in his chair.
In an appearance before the Americans For Prosperity Foundation, the career businessman pitched an economic program that features rewriting the US tax code and referred only glancingly to the controversy that has overshadowed his campaign in recent days.