All three outlets remained fixated on surgery, and seemed to only gloss over questions of identity.
It is not an effort to gloss over anything, but it does make Eliot look good because I love Eliot.
Writing about addiction, even in memoirs of addiction, tends to gloss over this aspect.
Ron Paul's gloss over history has a grain of truth and a giant problem.
Or perhaps his remarks serve to gloss over his stagnant electoral appeal.
Perhaps that is a slight exaggeration--we did gloss over a few centuries in the Middle Ages.
They draw this distinction when it is too late, and use it as a quibble to gloss over their fault.
I am not here to justify the past, gloss over the problems of the present, or propose easy solutions for the future.
What could gloss over the base return he made them for all their hospitalities and attention?
No attempt has been made to gloss over or conceal any crime that can be brought fairly home to him.
"luster," 1530s, from Scandinavian (cf. Icelandic glossi "flame," related to glossa "to flame"), or obsolete Dutch gloos "a glowing," from Middle High German glos; probably ultimately from the same source as Old English glowan (see glow (v.)).
"word inserted as an explanation," 1540s (earlier gloze, c.1300), from Latin glossa "obsolete or foreign word," one that requires explanation; hence also "explanation, note," from Greek glossa (Ionic), glotta (Attic) "obscure word, language," also "mouthpiece," literally "tongue," from PIE *glogh- "thorn, point, that which is projected" (cf. Old Church Slavonic glogu "thorn"). Figurative use from 1540s. Both glossology (1716) and glottology (1841) have been used in the sense "science of language."
1570s as "insert a word as an explanation," from gloss (n.2). From 1650s as "to add luster," from gloss (n.1). Figurative sense of "smooth over, hide" is from 1729, mostly from gloss (n.1) but showing influence of gloss (n.2) in the extended verbal sense of "explain away" (1630s), from idea of a note inserted in the margin of a text to explain a difficult word. Related: Glossed; glossing.