fleeting glance

fleeting glance

Fig. a quick glance; a very brief look. I had a fleeting glance at the car as it sped by, but I couldn't read the license place number.
See also: glance
References in classic literature ?
There was something horrible and bestial in the fleeting glance they threw at the riders and in the malevolent expression with which, after a glance at Kutuzov, the soldier with the sores immediately turned away and went on with what he was doing.
From it issued as strange a sight as Carthoris ever had witnessed, though at the moment he had time to cast but a single fleeting glance at the tall bowmen emerging through the portal behind their long, oval shields; to note their flowing auburn hair; and to realize that the growling things at their side were fierce Barsoomian lions.
There were Dejah Thoris, Sola, and Sarkoja, and as my fleeting glance swept over them a little tableau was presented which will stand graven in my memory to the day of my death.
For an eternal second he stood in the midst of a portrait gallery, wherein she occupied the central place, while about her were limned many women, all to be weighed and measured by a fleeting glance, herself the unit of weight and measure.
It was, however, only a fleeting glance with the Spaniard replacing Leo Bonatini 13 minutes from time.
He has a mountainous inbox and just a fleeting glance at his Twitter feed is enough to illustrate the huge number of varying demands he has on his time.
Dimi Konstantopoulos has been the cup keeper so far and is likely to feature when the FA Cup campaign gets under way, while we've seen the odd fleeting glance of Tomas Mejias on a Carabao sponsored substitutes bench.
I REMEMBER but I don't remember when I have been here before Yes I remember that tree when blossom fell and is no more Why do I feel I've been here before Those children playing outside my front door Are they not grown Do they not now have children of their own Can we see again what we have seen before Is it one last time, do we see just once more Can it be but a memory, a fleeting glance That came into my mind just by chance It may seem real as though I'm there When in reality I'm sitting in my chair For memories keep on rushing back Like a speeding train on a railway track I remember but I don't know when Will I see those I remember ever again.
IN a fleeting glance, this historic monument may appear to be all good, but a closer look reveals that Taj Mahal has been a victim of a poorly managed restoration job.
While skydivers may get a fleeting glance of how that might feel, for most of us that experience will remain a fantasy.
A fleeting glance at this year's breakdown by council highlights the chronic variability that exists in Wales, with some regions performing significantly better than others.
At a fleeting glance, forces loyal to the democratically elected government comprising of the police and the security apparatus together with the street supporters of President Tayyip Erdogan appear to have worked to foil the coup.
The design of the m3 Note is not radically different from previous Meizu phones, but at a fleeting glance, it looks similar to the iPhone 6, which is not really bad.
Now it may not be obvious from a fleeting glance, but I am, in fact, an ex-marathon runner.
The tens of thousands of Filipinos who turned up behind barricades topped by iron fences guarded by policemen got only a fleeting glance of Pope Francis, but that's his impact on most of the people interviewed by the Inquirer.