glance back at (someone or something)

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glance back at (someone or something)

1. To look quickly over one's shoulder at someone or something located behind one. We both glanced back at the work site after hearing that loud crash. On her first day, my daughter ran off into the preschool without even glancing back at me.
2. To return one's gaze to someone or something. I started walking down the docks and only glanced back at Joe when he began insistently calling my name.
See also: back, glance
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Soon we were in the green country, and I took one last glance back at the smoke-filled sky.
But as he wheeled away, arms aloft, a glance back at the linesman saw his flag raised.
The mention of the China-made mannequins made one turn around to glance back at the one missing an eyelash.
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.
As we scurried back to the front desk to check out, I happened to glance back at the hostess.
WITH 2013 well and truly under way, there's just time for one final glance back at the year that was, to find out which games sold the most over the course of the 12 months of 2012.
This journal was founded at the same time but a glance back at the cover reveals that in the grand scheme of things it is 'Volume 60.
A glance back at the record books for this event shows that Button won this three years ago, but with Sebastian Vettel taking the last two races on these shores, the value could lie with the German to hit back (11/4, Skybet).
shake unoffending dust from trail broken hiking boots, ignore noisy tourist promenade, anazazi grit mingles red Masai dirt, glance back at mechanisms poised to record tumbleweed quartet crossing the savannah, what am I doing here?
In the footage, obtained by Norwegian TV channel ABC, Breivik casts a glance back at the VW van and then heads to Hammersborg Square where he had parked a second vehicle.
When your hottest prospects get your voicemail greeting, they simply hang up, glance back at their computer screens and call the next ad.
One only has to glance back at the prodigious work produced by Mr.
It would be easy, too, to glance back at those domestic tables, notice that Milan are the highest scorers in Serie A while Barcelona are the highest scorers in La Liga and conclude that we should expect lots of goals this evening in the San Siro.
'I'm going.' I did glance back at his cow-brown irises but his eyelids were firmly closed.