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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The despair of the lost was in his eyes as he glanced back at them.
van der Luyden glanced at her husband, who glanced back at her.
We have plenty of it," and he glanced back at the Indians grouped behind him--scowling savage Indians.
Kuo then glanced back at Lin as he trotted off the field taking a beat to try and process what had just happened.
Shifting with ease between Italian and French at a news conference, Sharif -- who began his film career in Egypt and went on to become an international sex symbol in "Lawrence of Arabia," his first English-language film, and "Doctor Zhivago" -- glanced back at his life.
She glanced back at me and I mouthed, "Shoot It!" She drew back and killed her first deer.
In December I was leaving a Coventry store when I glanced back at a price ticket and as I turned, the doors shut in my face.