glance back

glance back

 (at someone)
1. to look quickly at someone who is looking at you. He glanced back at Mary, so he could remember her smile. She hoped he would notice her but he never even glanced back.
2. to look quickly at someone who is behind you. Dan glanced back at the man chasing him and ran on even faster. He glanced back and ran faster.
See also: back, glance
References in classic literature ?
She stepped over and glanced at the other infant;' she flung a glance back at her own; then one more at the heir of the house.
Our readers may not be unwilling to glance back, for a brief interval, at Uncle Tom's Cabin, on the Kentucky farm, and see what has been transpiring among those whom he had left behind.
Soon we were in the green country, and I took one last glance back at the smoke-filled sky.
A glance back at the sixteenth and seventeenth chapters of Betteredge's Narrative will show that there really was a reason for my thus sparing myself, at a time when my fortitude had been already cruelly tried.
The guide that was leading the husband's horse happened to glance back, and there was that poor young thing sitting up staring out over the precipice; and her face began to bend downward a little, and she put up her two hands slowly and met it--so,--and put them flat against her eyes--so--and then she sank out of the saddle, with a sharp shriek, and one caught only the flash of a dress, and it was all over.
With these words the Lieutenant-Governor hastily left the room, while Alice and her cousin more slowly followed, whispering together, and once pausing to glance back at the mysterious picture.
We were indeed a sorry crew, and I did not wonder to see our Indian companions glance back at us occasionally with horror and amazement on their faces.
As we drove away I stole a glance back, and I still seem to see that little group on the step, the two graceful, clinging figures, the half-opened door, the hall light shining through stained glass, the barometer, and the bright stair-rods.
Cleansed by the elemental light and wind, steeped in the sea of beautiful forms which the field offers us, we may chance to cast a right glance back upon biography.
They saw him glance back toward Bradley, and then they saw him stop short of the tree that might have given him safety and turn back in the direction of the bear.
At the door some impulse caused her to glance back, and as she did so she met his eye, and stood staring.
This is a glance back in time at photos that belonged to a family lucky enough to be able to afford a camera which they took on their travels around the North West.
Before the race there was a nasty incident in the paddock when box driver Matthew Delahooke was badly kicked as he took a rug off unplaced Glance Back.
But thinking about all the time we spend gazing in the crystal ball brought me to #14 in my list of the 20 Best Things I've Learned at GL in 20 Years: In a world that forces us to look ahead, if you don't take time out to glance back, you just might miss how magical every day really is.
He casts his glance back to the Neolithic era, showing us one of Jose's ancestors, a man who is just as belated as his descendant, refusing to abandon his hunter-gatherer practices when everyone around him is turning to farming and breeding and other more sedentary pursuits.