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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But I think that, in glancing back at 1966, we ought to notice a common trait in those two events, which no one at the time could possibly have detected.
A cherub peers forlornly down on the two figures underneath and I imagine I'm there 2,000 years ago then it is time for me to walk away glancing back at this gem near Kingsway.
It happened to me last summer at Turnberry listening to Tom Watson looking forward to the Senior Open Championship by glancing back at his memories of the picture postcard links outside.
Glancing back at the last few months, education has featured prominently in economic and political discussions.
"This is called trespassing," said Alex, glancing back at the crack in the wall, but Dennis waded through knee-high grass without a word of reply and soon entered a forest inhabited by myriad singing and chattering birds.
driveway you're glancing back at us to wave goodbye.
That's often why they have so many different careers, simply moving on from one job or one office to another, never glancing back at the unbalanced books and unkept promises they left behind.
He turned to go, glancing back at the brothers huddled beyond the fence line.
I was so shocked and furious that I shouted after him, but my words were lost to the wind as he disappeared into the middle distance - but not before glancing back at me and grinning smugly.
He uses it to boost his morale and confidence by glancing back at notes from heroic achievements.