glance over

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glance over (third-person singular simple present glances over, present participle glancing over, simple past and past participle glanced over)

  1. (transitive) to quickly inspect something (newspaper, notes) with the eyes
    • 1897, Corelli, Marie, “Chapter I”, in Ziska: The Problem of a Wicked Soul, New York: Stone & Kimball, page 36:
      "There are other people coming besides the Princess Ziska, are there not, Mr. Murray?" inquired Sir Chetwynd Lyle, with an obtrusively bantering air. Denzil Murray glanced him over disdainfully.
    • 1891, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, “The Five Orange Pips”, in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:
      When I glance over my notes and records of the Sherlock Holmes cases between the years '82 and '90, I am faced by so many which present strange and interesting features that it is no easy matter to know which to choose and which to leave.

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