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.
He turned again to the spoor of the stranger bull, which showed plainly to his trained senses, nor did he glance back to note if Taug followed.
Look before you open the door Glance back and open your driver's side door with your left hand.
The mention of the China-made mannequins made one turn around to glance back at the one missing an eyelash.
And a glance back in time to the Thatcher and Major years of the 80s and 90s makes the case clear.
While that was a letdown, a quick glance back to last year in the form book offers much more hope for the son of Fastnet Rock as he ran very green when fifth on his debut before stepping up on that to win a Newbury maiden over a mile in October.
While that was a let-down, a quick glance back to last year in the form book offers much more hope for the son of Fastnet Rock as he ran very green when fifth on his debut before stepping up on that to win a Newbury maiden over a mile in October.
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.
He couldn't help but glance back at the approaching sedans, his gaze drawn toward the danger like a moth to a flame.
In the finals in Portugal, he was similarly wayward against the tournament hosts with the first England kick in a quarter-final shoot-out, keeping his feet this time but casting a suspicious glance back at the sandy penalty spot as England crashed out.