: a glance directed to the side
: a passing allusion : an indirect or slight reference

Examples of side-glance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An apparently penniless street boy in a torn jacket carries a big woven-wicker basket on his back, casting a side-glance in hopes of scoring some work as a porter. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of side-glance was in 1611

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“Side-glance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/side-glance. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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