glance down at (someone or something)

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glance down at (someone or something)

To look downward at someone or something positioned physically below one. I clung to the rope after I made the mistake of glancing down at the pit below. I glanced down at my test sheet and realized that I'd forgotten to write my name on it. When we glanced down at the people standing below, they looked like ants.
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I had the audacity to glance down at my cup of tea, and before I knew it the time frame had switched and I was completely lost.
I had the audacity to glance down at my cup tea, and before I knew it the time frame had switched and I was completely lost as it yo-yos back and forth between 12 years ago, 2014 and present day.
If you think you see a potential target, shoulder the rifle, place the red dot, and then simply glance down at your thermal to identify and engage.
One glance down at a cell phone while driving, a quick text back--"5 mins away"--and Roo's life changes forever.
A glance down at his notes will be seen as a poor grasp on facts.
I try to buy the good grub, then I glance down at the price and nearly give myself a heart attack.
I did manage to glance down at my left arm and noticed it had been extended about 4 inches, and my fingers were close to my knee.
If you throw your arms up in despair today as the footy team you have backed concede a last-minute equaliser, glance down at your poppy and have a little word with yourself.
Many's the time I've been working hard at my PC only to glance down at the keyboard and see remnants of the morning's croissant and coffee breakfast lurking bug-like in the crevices between the keys.
in Winter Park, Fla., was waiting to meet a friend at thee entrance of an Orlando Magi basketball game in 1992 when he noticed that most people glance down at turnstiles before passing through, inspiring his idea for the patented, plastic tubes that fit over turnstile arms, displaying a sponsor's color ads.
Glance down at the bat next time old Hicky is taking boundaries off some county nobody - or better still cast your mind back to 1991, when he could barely lay that bat on anything Curtly Ambrose sent down at him.