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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Still growling and casting hungry glances back upon Jav, the banth at last permitted itself to be led away into the wood.
Notwithstanding that both Clayton and his wife kept a sharp lookout they saw nothing of larger animals, though on two occasions they had seen their little simian neighbors come screaming and chattering from the near-by ridge, casting frightened glances back over their little shoulders, and evincing as plainly as though by speech that they were fleeing some terrible thing which lay concealed there.
And the young royal glances back in this photo taken when the pair were about 12.
Alone at future's edge, she glances back to her teachers, family and friends.
The Association for Rubber Product Manufacturers (ARPM) salutes the 125th anniversary of Rubber World's, service to the rubber industry as the association glances back at the industry, and more importantly, looks forward.
The move to Limerick seems to have reinvigorated What A Tornado and as the field is moving down the back-straight this evening, there will be anxious glances back to note the whereabouts of the Tornado.
Although enjoying his stint in Fife, the 20-year-old has cast envious glances back to Govan in recent weeks after seeing reserve team-mate Fleck make the big breakthrough.
GRATEFUL The rescued otter glances back before entering the River Wansbeck.
Wonky-feeling electro dance that more than glances back to the 80s, making you come over all peculiar.
Looking back from some distant historic perspective the narrative can sweep across wide expanses of time and space, casting glances back to Herbert Austin setting up his factory at the foot of the Lickeys or across to a Chinese docker unloading a consignment of machine tools plundered from Birmingham.
One trusts this work because it seems to reflect lived, felt experience and to have settled on a stance of hard-edged sympathy or laconic remove that glances back to include us, its ironies in the last instance sincere.
After performing an errand at the man's home and staying to dinner, Mamoru glances back at Fujiwara's family scene and ominously informs Yuji that "a storm is coming." For no concrete reason, Yuji plans to kill their boss, but arrives at his house to find both Fujiwara and his wife (Marumi Shiraishi) dispatched by Mamoru.