Phrases with "glance"

E. F. Benson But a glance at his companion seemed to the doctor to account for his annoyance. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Breaking it hastily open, I took a glance at its contents. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

Virginia Woolf Her glance fixed itself rather absent-mindedly upon the farther room. The Years by Virginia Woolf [1937]

Jules Verne At last the captain seemed to understand, and Clawbonny said, while he examined him with a keen scrutinizing glance — “Let us go round the island. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

Sir Walter Scott The glance which she took of him seemed to be one rather of uncertainty and hesitation, than of bashfulness or timidity. The Fortunes of Nigel by Sir Walter Scott [1822]

Abraham Merri But as they went Kenton, with an ever growing puzzlement and apprehension, saw now one and now another glance at him, pause as though in wonder and then, averting eyes go swiftly by. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

Henry James This glance was acquisitive; she said nothing, but laying down her book stretched out her two gloved hands. A London Life by Henry James [1888]

H. G. Wells If I glance over my shoulder I can see him. Twelve Stories and a Dream by H. G. Wells [1903]

Wilkie Collins He passed by them quickly without answering, without so much as a glance at them over his shoulder. Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins [1870]

Henry James At a glance from his companion, however, he became grave, and to prove it went on: “You want to see life — you’ll be hanged if you don’t, as the young men say. Portrait of a Lady by Henry James [1881]

Henry Handel Richardson Without a further backward glance each in turn followed the summons, vanishing swiftly. Growing Pains by Henry Handel Richardson

Arthur Conan Doyle One glance at the victim was enough to show the healer that his presence could be dispensed with. The Valley of Fear by Arthur Conan Doyle [1914]

Arthur Morrison There was nothing like a recognisable footmark to be seen; but almost immediately Hewitt turned off to the right, and we continued our brisk march without a glance at the road. The Chronicles of Martin Hewitt by Arthur Morrison

George Gissing Louis followed slowly, his eyes cast down, and did not speak until the other gave him a glance of singular moodiness. Sleeping Fires by George Gissing [1896]

I was expiring with anxiety to examine it, but I did not dare to glance at it. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

E. F. Benson It was possible, of course, that her first terrified glance at it had exaggerated the deathliness of it, and that she might in a way have now got used to it. The House of Defence by E. F. Benson [1906]

Anna Katherine Green Mr. Roberts threw a glance at it and straightened again. The Mystery of the Hasty Arrow by Anna Katherine Green

Charles Dickens Before leaving this bright picture, it may be well to glance at a dark and very different one which was presented to only a few eyes, that same night. Barnaby Rudge by Charles Dickens [1841]

Arnold Bennett She lowered her glance before his, and fixed it on the table-cloth. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

George Meredith Any one at a glance would have prescribed water-cresses to him: water-cresses exclusively to eat for a fortnight. One of our Conquerors by George Meredith [1891]

The nurse tripped down the stairs, and then, finding she had plenty of time, stopped before the book-stall to glance over the books and magazines. The Lonely House by Arthur Gask [1929]

D.H. Lawrence As she gazed at him with troubled eyes, he happened to glance to her, with the same dark, curiously searching, disappointed eyes. The Trespasser by D.H. Lawrence

Henry James If her voice was sweet it was probable that her glance was not amiss, that her touch had a quiet magic, and that her whole personal presence had learned the art of not being irritating. Roderick Hudson by Henry James [1875]

E. Phillips Oppenheim Only once did She glance away from the stage. A Sleeping Memory by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1902]

Benjamin Disraeli Another glance and another thrill, and we spring into each other’s arms. The Young Duke by Benjamin Disraeli [1831]

Arthur Conan Doyle The crowd roared with delight as Sir Nigel would stoop his head to avoid a blow, or by some slight movement of his body allow some terrible thrust to glance harmlessly past him. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

I perceived at a glance that she was not anybody in particular — I mean that she was not a lady, or much to look at. The Crime and the Criminal by Richard Marsh [1897]

Nikolai Gogol Look for her, Cossack!,? Levko cast a glance at the lake-shore. A May Night by Nikolai Gogol

H. G. Wells His glance flickered over our faces with a certain dull approval, and then went round the warm and comfortable room. The Time Machine by H. G. Wells [1896]

Meantime I stole a glance into the parlor. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

One glance at his friend’s face informed Victor that some fatal event had occurred since the previous day. Run to Earth by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Isabella Bird Mirza and a male attendant stood in the doorway, and outside shoals of women and children on tip-toe were struggling for a glance into the room. Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan by Isabella Bird [1891]

My horse dropped under me twice; but I reached them at last, and I went at once to the General. He guessed at a glance how things were, and I told him to give me my Spahis and let me go. Under Two Flags by Ouida [1867]

I was reading a newspaper, and happening to glance at the clock as I got up, I saw it was about three minutes to twelve. The Beachy Head Murder by Arthur Gask [1941]

Arthur Conan Doyle Aylward cast many a glance at them over his shoulder. Sir Nigel by Arthur Conan Doyle [1906]

Henry Kingsley Charles saw at a glance that it was the room of a great dandy. Ravenshoe by Henry Kingsley [1861]

Anthony Trollope In another second she found her hand in her cousin’s, and his bright eye was fixed upon her with that eager friendly glance which made his face so pleasant to those whom he loved. The Belton Estate by Anthony Trollope

Florence Dixie At length, as the sun was beginning to sink, a shout from one of the guides made us glance wearily up. Across Patagonia by Florence Dixie [1880]

George Gissing Turning presently to glance at Alma, he saw that she had not stirred, and when he leaned towards her, the sound of her breathing told him that she was asleep. The Whirlpool by George Gissing [1896]

It was his custom to glance his eye at Steighton and myself, to hang up his mackintosh, stand a minute with his back to the fire, and then walk out. The Professor by Charlotte Bronte [1857]

Anthony Trollope At her first glance she thought that they were new; but she perceived that they had been worn, and she liked them the better on that account. Nina Balatka by Anthony Trollope

G. K. Chesterton But Tryon knew at a glance that Sir Guy would never have come forward in such extraordinary attitudes. The Sword of Wood by G. K. Chesterton [1928]

Sinclair Lewis He saw Prutt’s glance craftily hitch-hiking all over the place, and he realized that the good man was trying to look down at his fingernails . Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis

I found that gentleman seated at his counter writing on a card, and, as the inscription was in large Roman capitals, my eye caught at a glance the words, “Smart youth wanted. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

Frances Hodgson Burnett Because Mrs. Muir’s glance turned towards her, Robin’s turned also. The Head of the House of Coombe by Frances Hodgson Burnett [1922]

F. Scott Fitzgerald At Amory’s glance he smiled faintly. This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

George Gissing The glance led him to observe Miriam’s gait; its grace and refinement gave him a sudden sensation of keen pleasure. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Lamont cast as casual a glance as he could achieve down the corridor, and found that the owner of the steps had halted at the open door of his compartment and was examining the luggage on the rack. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Thomas Hardy What was she doing? He stole a glance round. Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy

Guy de Maupassan But my glance always returned to the immense somber well that appeared to be inhabited by no aquatic animals, so motionless was its surface. The Mountain Pool by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Trollope She was sure that Lady Albury was satisfied with her, and she had seen something in the Colonel’s glance that made her feel that he had not been indifferent. Ayala’s Angel by Anthony Trollope

In that one glance Gerard saw that he was recognised. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Theodore Dreiser A glance showed her that her hair was slightly awry, and she smoothed it into place. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

Anna Katherine Green If I could hide behind them perhaps I might elude the casual glance he would probably cast into my place of concealment. X Y Z by Anna Katherine Green

What this work is can be best understood by a glance at the accompanying diagram, which is a copy of the one drawn up by the Englishman for Mr. Tamworth. [Illustration: A— Oak parlor. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Arthur Conan Doyle Let him, on meeting a fellow-mortal, learn at a glance to distinguish the history of the man, and the trade or profession to which he belongs. A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle [1887]

In this task of literary portraiture he seemed to rely wholly upon temperament; for I could not perceive him to cast one glance on any of his models. The Wrecker by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne

He raised himself to glance in the direction which they pointed out, saw the monk, and fell back upon the litter, his face illumined by joy. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

But a glance forward at the object of this universal gaze would have sufficed to shatter both hypotheses. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Arthur Conan Doyle Well, until breakfast is ready I’ll glance over the Times. Have you seen it?” “The Times? Oh, dear me, this is it which I have under my spirit-lamp. Beyond the City by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

Arthur Morrison He took a glance at the bathroom with its feeble lamp, its steps, and its open ceiling-trap, and returned again to the bedroom landing. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

F. Scott Fitzgerald The watch curse and hesitate, glance after the fugitive, and then spread their pikes grimly across the road and wait for Flowing Boots. Darkness, like a great hand, cuts off the even flow the moon. Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thomas Hardy Recovering from the effect of Cytherea’s voice and glance of entreaty, he laid the subject of the interview clearly before himself. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

E. T. A. Hoffmann I sent a glance in Adelheid’s direction, which she met with a most sly and archly cunning look; and taking her glass in her hand, she gave me a slight nod. The Entail by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Arthur Conan Doyle I am myself a soldier’s daughter,” she added, casting a somewhat languishing glance at John, “and my heart ever goes out to a brave man. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Why was it necessary for Chupin to bring you out in his arms?” Aunt Medea would have packed her trunks, perhaps, that very evening, had she seen the glance which her niece bestowed upon her. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Theodore Dreiser She was coming out of Merrill’s store at the time, and just happened to glance at the passing vehicle, which was running near the curb. The Titan by Theodore Dreiser

It’s enough to glance at the lobes of his ears. The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad [1907]

Sinclair Lewis In her one glance she had seen that his blue flannel shirt was open at a corded tobacco-brown neck, the hollows of which were sprinkled with thin black and gray hairs. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis

Fortin stole a glance at my face. The Mystery of Choice by Robert W. Chambers [1896]

Marjorie Bowen Sometimes, diligently reading her English religious books in the evening, she would glance over the top of the pages at Nathaniel Meadows who was never far away from her chair. Forget-me-not by Marjorie Bowen [1932]

G. K. Chesterton He was a man still young, but already corpulent, with sleek dark hair, heavy handsome clothes, and a full, fat, permanent smile, which looked at the first glance kindly, and at the second cowardly. The Ball and the Cross by G. K. Chesterton [1909]

Abraham Merri He took another deep drink of the liquor, and without another look in the mirror, without a glance toward the jeweled ship, he walked to the door. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

H. G. Wells They show at a glance those headlong, tumultuous times, when men and animals jostled in the filthy streets, and death might wait for one at every corner. A Story of the Days To Come by H. G. Wells [1897]

Anthony Hope Flavia’s glance was no less eloquent. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Anne Bronte With a slight start, I saw him glance towards it; and then a gleam of malicious triumph lit up his countenance. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

George Meredith Weyburn had a glance back at Cuper’s boys listening to the tales. Lord Ormont and his Aminta by George Meredith [1894]

Anthony Trollope The opposite gentleman when once by a glance he had expressed submission was allowed his own way with the legs and with the window. The Prime Minister by Anthony Trollope

With a glance I disarm their malice, and fascinate the basilisks. Zanoni by Edward Bulwer-Lytton [1842]

Poor generous peasant! His heart would have leaped for joy could he have cast a glance on the courtyard of the citadel. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

George Gissing Out of this she took a folded piece of paper, and, holding it still in her hands, allowed Polly to glance at it. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Robert saw that the physician’s glance for a moment lost its quiet look of attention, and became earnest and searching. Lady Audley’s Secret by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1862]

G. K. Chesterton At the risk of losing all, the Marquis, interrupting his quiet stare, flashed one glance over his shoulder at the line of railway on his right. The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

Robert Louis Stevenson I had scarce time to glance to the four quarters, ere a boat was lowered. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

He stood and saw another flash dart its bright, brief, and malignant glance over the ruins of ancient power, and the luxuriance of recent fertility. Melmoth the Wanderer by Charles Maturin [1820]

He bid me be silent; and then, for the first time, allowed himself a glance round the room and a look at the pictures. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte [1847]

Edith Wharton The Professor caught the glance and interpreted it. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Disturbing nothing, he closed the drawer and proceeded to open and glance over each of the others in turn. Marauders by Night by Arthur Gask [1951]

Leslie Stephen The last of them, dated 1691, is addressed to a queer Athenian Society, promoted by a John Dunton, a speculative bookseller, whose Life and Errors is still worth a glance from the curious. Swift by Leslie Stephen [1882]

A glance at that depressed face, and timorous air of conscious poverty, will make your heart ache — always supposing that you are neither a philosopher nor a political economist. Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens [1836]

F. Scott Fitzgerald He looked around — his eyes met the glance of an unfamiliar clerk at the desk, then fell upon a flower from the morning’s marriage hesitating in the mouth of a brass cuspidor. All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1926]

Anthony Hope He leapt to his feet, gave one glance at me, and with a joyful cry, threw himself on his knees before me. The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

But he did not look very well satisfied, and I had a chance to throw more than one glance around me before he found his tongue again. That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green

Guy de Maupassan As he left, his last glance was for Jeanne, as if it were a special tender and cordial farewell. The History of a Heart by Guy de Maupassan

Henry Kingsley At the first glance Frank saw that this was a superior person to the others. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

He darted a quick and almost angry glance at the prisoner and then hesitated, as if uncertain what to say next. The House on the Fens by Arthur Gask [1940]

H. G. Wells For him, untroubled Nature was the best, he said, and, with a glance at his feet, the most beautiful. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Virginia Woolf But it could be seen from a glance at their faces that most of the others, the men in particular, felt the inconvenience of the sudden intrusion of this old savage. The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf [1915]

His glance conveyed a meaning which seemed to be the reverse of flattering. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Arnold Bennett Speaking in a low voice she said, with a glance at the door — “I suppose you’ve not heard. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Jacques Futrelle The chief was not looking, but he knew the glance had passed. The Diamond Master by Jacques Futrelle [1909]

Anthony Trollope It was manifest to me at a glance that the Arab gentleman was got up in his best raiment, and that no expense had been spared on his suit. Tales of all countries by Anthony Trollope

When Mr. Challoner, still more affected by the silence than by the dread I have mentioned, turned to confront him again, it was to find his features composed and his glance clear. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Maria Edgeworth By the first glance at her countenance, Helen saw that there was something in it which had surprised and given her great concern. Helen by Maria Edgeworth

Edith Wharton She looked up and saw that his glance was turned to the crowded bookshelves behind her. Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton [1907]

George Gissing A glance informed him that both of these were young and good-looking, one being a type that particularly pleased him — dark, pale, with very bright eyes. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]

Willa Cather In stopping to take breath, I happened to glance up at the canyon wall. The Professor’s House by Willa Cather [1925]

Ivan Turgenev She answered him in confusion — stole a glance at him — and felt frightened at the sight of that serene happy face, those piercing and inquisitive eyes. Dream tales and prose poems by Ivan Turgenev

George Gissing But the first glance at the first of Mr. Marsh’s productions perplexed her. The Emancipated by George Gissing [1889]

Marguerite looked apprehensive, that I had tasted the liquor: A glance from my eye reassured her. The Monk by Matthew Lewis [1796]

M. P. Shiel At which shrug Sueela started, shrinking, breathing “My God!” and again the Queen’s glance dwelt with high eyebrows and icy eye-corners on her. Children of the Wind by M. P. Shiel [1923]

George Gissing Everything that seems at the first glance tolerable, he sends to the printer, then muses over it at his leisure. Born in Exile by George Gissing [1891]

Neither by word, gesture nor glance did Peyrol acknowledge the enigmatic and unpleasant sound. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Sinclair Lewis In one of the manuals the girls had been tenderly encouraged to glance through at Janet’s college it was courageously stated that simplicity was the keynote in decoration. Things by Sinclair Lewis

M. P. Shiel He cast no glance as I approached. Shapes in the Fire by M. P. Shiel [1896]

Marjorie Bowen Rose Lyndwood very faintly smiled, his lids had a weary droop, but under them his glance was keenly on his brother, who had begun to fumble in the ruffles at his breast. The Rake’s Progress by Marjorie Bowen [1912]

George Gissing Irene met his glance for an instant, and moved away, he following. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

George Gissing It was apparent at the first glance that Mr. Heatherley was no town growth, but had drunk in health and spirits during his earlier years from the fresh breezes of meadow, wood and hill. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Henry James She gave no glance at the name on it — only turned it to the other side. In the Cage by Henry James [1898]

Willa Cather The moonlight was so bright that one could see every glance and smile, and the flash of their teeth. The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather [1915]

Nathaniel Hawthorne After a momentary pause, a glance backward and then a desperate effort, she went in. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

George Gissing A glance at it sent all her blood rushing upon the heart. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George Gissing Even among the crowd of average readers we know how commonly a book will be run through without a glance at its title-page. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

Jules Verne The chief of the police understood at a glance that an attempt at escape was being made; but he also understood from the prisoner’s attitude that he it was who had no wish to go! He said nothing. Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon by Jules Verne [1881]

The duke could not repress a glance of curiosity. Marguerite de Valois by Alexandre Dumas

Once in London we shall be hard to find—without considering,” continued Athos, throwing a glance at Aramis, “the chances that may come to us on the way. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Henry Handel Richardson A glance at his face checked her. Maurice Guest by Henry Handel Richardson

With the moon shining through the windows, there was plenty of light, and one glance showed her he was fast asleep. The Vaults of Blackarden Castle by Arthur Gask [1950]

Edith Wharton The glance did not disconcert Miss Verney, who returned it with one of equal comprehensiveness. Sanctuary by Edith Wharton [1903]

Before the gentleman quitted her, I observed him throwing a glance of scrutiny over all the passengers, as if to ascertain in what company his charge would be left. Villette by Charlotte Brontë [1853]

All this,’ added Miss Warry, with a glance of supreme contempt at the obtuse coroner, ‘doubtless strikes you as what you call hocus-pocus. The Crowned Skull by Fergus Hume

Anne Bronte I noticed that he coloured up to the temples, gave us one furtive glance in passing, and walked on, looking grave, but seemingly offering no reply to her remarks. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte [1848]

But then, before Larose had had time to take the pencil he was proffering, the man, after a quick start, moved back a couple of paces to glance up at the number on the door. The Master Spy by Arthur Gask [1936]

George Gissing Casting a glance of helpless pleading, first at the woman, then round the bare walls of the cellar, he suddenly> burst into tears. Workers in the Dawn by George Gissing [1880]

Arthur Conan Doyle In the rapid glance Alleyne saw that he had white doeskin gloves, a curling white feather in his flat velvet cap, and a broad gold, embroidered baldric across his bosom. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

Edith Wharton When I went in to tea I heard that Mr. Brympton had arrived, and I saw at a glance that there had been a disturbance of some kind. The Descent of Man and other stories by Edith Wharton [1903]

Edith Wharton After one deadly glance of recognition she averted her gaze, and walked on as if there were no one in her path, and Halo, from the street, was left to contemplate her broad and disapproving back. The Gods Arrive by Edith Wharton [1932]

Nathaniel Hawthorne Wherever I glance my eyes, they meet something that pricks them like a needle. The Snow Image and other stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1851]

George Eliot But Romola’s touch and glance no longer stirred any fibre of tenderness in her husband. Romola by George Eliot [1862-3]

Robert Louis Stevenson But I wander from M’Guire. From this dread glance into the past and future, his thoughts returned at a bound upon the present. The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arthur Conan Doyle His brows were tied into a knot, and he cast such a glance at my poor Bart from under them that one by one the cards came fluttering down from his nerveless fingers. The Exploits of Brigadier Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1896]

Nathaniel Hawthorne His poor brains being hopelessly puzzled with this dilemma, he at length ventures out, partly resolving to cross the head of the street and send one hasty glance toward his forsaken domicile. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Radclyffe Hall She looked as though she had been crying all night, her eyes were red and swollen, but she smiled bravely whenever she saw her daughter’s glance turned in her direction. The Unlit Lamp by Radclyffe Hall

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu With the instinct which never deceives us, he felt her glance touch him, and knew that he was detected. The Tenants of Malory by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu [1867]

Margaret Oliphant Walter saw at a glance that every possible convenience which could be invented for an invalid surrounded her. The Wizard's Son by Margaret Oliphant [1882]

She saw at a glance what had happened here — and yet I never showed her but one corpse, that of her uncle Francois, and she was then only four years old. The Death of Olivier Becaille by Émile Zola

Arthur Conan Doyle He waited in vain for some backward glance or sign of relenting, but she walked on with a rigid neck until her dress was only a white flutter among the leaves. The White Company by Arthur Conan Doyle [1891]

The glance they bestowed upon each other established their relationship in my mind instantly. Unveiling a Parallel by Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Merchant [1893]

Arthur Conan Doyle He had this fixed upon the cabin wall, and every day he put our course upon it so that we could see at a glance how far we were from our destination. The Adventures of Gerard by Arthur Conan Doyle [1903]

I returned her glance with interest, and she reddened just a little, and turned away her eyes. The Secret of the Sandhills by Arthur Gask [1921]

Under Kate’s guidance, who had taken a sailor’s glance at the bearings, they soon unthreaded the labyrinth of rocks so far as to bring the man within view. The Spanish Nun by Thomas De Quincey [1847]

As they were drawing near the park gates, an exclamation from Alice roused Jim from the reverie into which he had fallen, and caused him to glance up the lane that led from the main road. The Childerbridge Mystery by Guy Boothby [1902]

George Meredith One glance at it told Laura what it meant. Vittoria by George Meredith [1867]

Anthony Trollope Now and again it may happen that rebellion’s cause is so good that constituted authority will fall to the ground at the first glance of her sword. North America by Anthony Trollope

Arthur Conan Doyle I confess that I cannot recall any case within my experience which looked at the first glance so simple and yet which presented such difficulties. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle [1892]

At the first glance one would not have taken him for a scoundrel. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

Such a glance from fiery eyes, that had always dwelt tenderly on her till then, struck her like a weapon. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

If he had a hangdog manner and a furtive glance, the manner and the glance were both common to him. Aurora Floyd by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1863]

She had immediately cast a glance full of suspicion at him and had said, “Go away!” and shut the door in his face. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

The guardian then signified to her, with a glance and a movement of his head, that now was the moment to arouse her courage, and not to leave her poor mother in such a plight. I Promessi Sposi by Alessandro Manzoni

Especially a Frenchman who had knifed his girl for letting her glance stray. The Singing Sands by Josephine Tey [1952]

Thomas Hardy But he still held her, and, letting his glance fall from her face downwards, he said, “Now, listen to this. Tess of the d’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

E. T. A. Hoffmann At the first glance he remembered his master’s son; and he and his wife acted as fully legitimated vouchers of the Count’s identity, and not to their detriment, as may well be conceived. Master Johannes Wacht by E. T. A. Hoffmann

Ann Radcliffe I distinguished at the first glance the handwriting of Angelo, that well-known hand which had so often awakened me to other emotions. A Sicilian Romance by Ann Radcliffe [1790]

One glance showed they were all of an utterly different quality from that used in the confession. The Leavenworth Case by Anna Katharine Green

For women I have the glance of a sculptor, not that of a lover. Mademoiselle de Maupin by Théophile Gautier [1835]

And he removed his glance and came forward. Red Pottage by Mary Cholmondeley [1899]

Edith Wharton Undine was much handsomer than Miss Wincher, but she saw at a glance that she did not know how to use her beauty as the other used her plainness. The Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton [1913]

Guy de Maupassan They all had wavy hair, falling over their brows, curly beards and large eyes whose glance pierced and moved one, though one could not say why. A Widow by Guy de Maupassan

Anthony Hope A glance at it showed him the queen’s seal. Rupert of Hentzau by Anthony Hope

And no wonder! The glance was meant for Therese and assumed in self-defence. The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad [1919]

Thomas Carlyle And now, connected with this, let us glance at the last mythus of the appearance of Thor; and end there. On Heroes and Hero Worship and the Heroic in History by Thomas Carlyle

The story-teller alone can take up the score of the mighty medley, and read at a glance what every fife and fiddle-stick is doing. The House by the Church-Yard by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

Thomas Hardy However, arousing herself by a quick reflection, she threw a sudden critical glance of her sad eyes upon Mrs. Hall; and, apparently finding her satisfactory, advanced to her in a meek initiative. Wessex Tales by Thomas Hardy [1888]

The Duc de Grammont received permission from the prince by a glance and went out. Twenty Years After by Alexandre Dumas [1845]

Edith Wharton And so I have just told Sillerton Jackson.” With a glance at the clock he rose and added: “But Louisa will be waiting. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton [1920]

When they arrived in front of the house Peyrol stopped to glance anxiously down the path to the coast, letting the lieutenant enter the café. The Rover by Joseph Conrad [1923]

Kenneth Grahame The red-headed boy never even condescended to glance my way. Dream Days by Kenneth Grahame

Theodore Dreiser She could not for the moment explain it, for in the next glance or the next move of the hand there was seeming indifference, mingled only with the kindest attention. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

H. G. Wells The botanist’s glance would, under a subtle attraction, float back to Airolo. “It’s queer,” he would say quite idly, “but I never noticed that building there to the right before. A Modern Utopia by H. G. Wells [1905]

Nathaniel Hawthorne How sweet a picture! 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. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

The necessities of the situation forced him to glance at the lawyer inquiringly. The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic [1896]

Kate Chopin Once in a while he withdrew his glance from the newspaper and looked about him. The Awakening by Kate Chopin

That glance showed me that the balance-staff pivot was broken, which accounted sufficiently for the watch’s failure to go. Mr Polton Explains by R. Austin Freeman [1940]

M. P. Shiel It was a sinister muttering of thunder which had made me glance upward. The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel [1901]

Anthony Trollope That the vacant office was just the thing for him appeared at a glance to all his friends. Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope [1871]

Edith Wharton Nona held out her arms, and slanted a glance at him as he bent his cheek to her kiss. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Nellie Bly I gave one glance at the group of patients gathered at the door watching the scene, and I jumped into the bathtub with more energy than grace. Ten Days in a Mad-House by Nellie Bly

Edith Wharton The thought of Pauline made him glance at his clock: she would be coming in a moment. Twilight Sleep by Edith Wharton [1927]

Nathaniel Hawthorne At intervals he sent a glance from beneath his deep eyebrows, watching their countenances in profile with his pencil suspended over the sketch. Twice-Told Tales by Nathaniel Hawthorne [1842]

Thomas Hardy Her glance was directed out of the window. Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy [1871]

I found it closed but not locked, and pushing it open, listened for a moment, then took a glance within. The Forsaken Inn by Anna Katharine Green

Colt cast a glance of triumph, and declined to reexamine. Hard Cash by Charles Reade [1863]

John Galsworthy He ascertained where his father was seated with a glance so sidelong as to commit nobody. The Man of Property by John Galsworthy

George Gissing She cast a glance at Irene, whose face was set in the austerest self-control, and thereupon not only stood up, but stepped forward with cordial greeting. The Crown of Life by George Gissing [1899]

The diamond merchant had a sharp eye for character, and he saw at a glance that his visitor Belonged to the hawk rather than to the pigeon family. The Cloven Foot by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1879]

Jules Verne But Hatteras scarcely bestowed a glance on surrounding objects; his eager gaze was bent on the northern horizon, which appeared shrouded in black mist. The Field of Ice by Jules Verne

George Gissing Mr. Lord never looked fixedly at his daughter, and even a glance at her face was unusual; but at this juncture he met her eyes for an instant. In the Year of Jubilee by George Gissing [1894]

George MacDonald As I hastened after her I threw a glance behind me: there was the leopardess in the cage, couching motionless as when I saw her first. Lilith by George MacDonald

George Gissing His jealously of Barfoot did not glance at Monica’s attitude towards the man; merely at the man himself, whom he credited with native scoundreldom. The Odd Women by George Gissing [1892]