glance back

glance back

1. To look quickly over one's shoulder at someone or something located behind one. We both glanced back after hearing that loud crash. On her first day, my daughter ran off into the preschool without even glancing back.
2. To return one's gaze to someone or something. I started walking down the docks and only glanced back when Joe began insistently calling my name.
See also: back, glance

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 ?
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.
Teeka turned to glance back. She saw the impending fate of her defenders and there sprung to life in her savage bosom the spark of martyrdom, that some common forbear had transmitted alike to Teeka, the wild ape, and the glorious women of a higher order who have invited death for their men.
A quick glance back to the same weekend 12 months ago reveals the folly of reading too much into opening day results.
Perhaps a glance back to a more successful season for the club can provide some inspiration as well.
The grey has thrived since dropping in trip and should be primed after finishing second to Glance Back on his return at Bangor.
Glance Back won at Bangor on his second start following a wind operation and can follow up in the Age UK Somerset Handicap Chase.
The bull and his lasses, apparently, simply watched with disdain, but I didn't glance back to check.
Glance Back showed an admirable attitude to win a modest event at Leicester last time and a similar effort should be good enough in the Follow At Racing_UK On Twitter Now Handicap Chase at Wetherby.
The mention of the China-made mannequins made one turn around to glance back at the one missing an eyelash.
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. He was taken to hospital.