from the corner of (one's) eye

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from the corner of (one's) eye

Fleetingly. Said of things that one sees quickly and briefly, rather than clearly. From the corner of my eye, I saw something moving in the bushes, and it turned out to be a stray cat.
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Next, take a highlighting pen and run it upwards on a diagonal from the corner of your eye.This trick will give the appearance of larger, rounder, more awake eyes."
First caught from the corner of your eye, these movements soon capture your attention and then command it.
The latter, Drained from the corner of your eye (all works 2000), showcased the deceptively simple liberties of line drawing--summoning forth something from nothing, with only a steady flow of ink and a confident hand--while playing with positive and negative space and perspective.
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