At the time, it looked like a glancing blow to the GOP campaign.
He said, think of this show as taking place all in the instant that you are just glancing at these pictures on the wall.
Naomi gripped the bar, glancing back and forth between her hands and making “shush” noises to focus.
mid-15c., of weapons, from glacen "to graze, strike a glancing blow" (c.1300), from Old French glacier "to slip, make slippery," from glace "ice" (see glacial). Sense of "look quickly" (first recorded 1580s) probably was influenced in form and meaning by Middle English glenten "look askance" (see glint). Related: Glanced; glancing.
c.1500, "sudden movement producing a flash," from glance (v.). Meaning "brief or hurried look" is from 1590s.