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glancing

[glan-sing, glahn-] /ˈglæn sɪŋ, ˈglɑn-/
adjective
1.
striking obliquely and bouncing off at an angle:
a glancing blow.
2.
brief and indirect:
glancing references to his dubious past.
Origin of glancing
1485-1495
1485-95; glance1 + -ing2
Related forms
glancingly, adverb
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  • Remnick laments the overthrow of Israel's peacemaking left, but he only glancingly acknowledges the reasons for that overthrow.

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