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gloss over

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  • His eyes are glossing over again and he's in absolute agony, holding my face in his hands.†   (source)
  • You'll not find the crucifixion glossed over and prettified here, the way the Romanesque period thought it best to deal with things—no kingly crown, no majestic triumph over the world and martyrdom.†   (source)
  • The whole incident was glossed over with general remarks, but Mrs. Hurstwood gave the subject considerable thought.†   (source)
  • Her way of glossing over the transaction with Trenor he regarded at once as a tribute to his own acuteness, and a confirmation of his suspicions.†   (source)
  • Observe how ingenuously he underlines certain words, and how crudely he glosses over his hidden thoughts.†   (source)
  • I have not glossed over matters for policy's sake, for I fear we have already gone too far in that sort of thing.†   (source)
  • She could think of nothing better: and though there was something in it which her own heart could not approve—something of ingratitude, merely glossed over—it must be done, or what would become of Harriet?†   (source)
  • All anti-monarchical parts of scripture have been very smoothly glossed over in monarchical governments, but they undoubtedly merit the attention of countries which have their governments yet to form.†   (source)
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  • She appreciated the uses of Benjamin's wealth, but preferred to gloss over the sources of it.†   (source)
  • I'd started to read stories in the newspapers differently, to not just gloss over them, but to try and really understand what was happening, if there was any way I could help.†   (source)
  • Seeking to gloss over the sticky moment, he said, "We've just been checking the last-minute stuff, Griphook.†   (source)
  • From my insider's vantage point, I recognized the attempts to gloss over the real reasons these dogs were back on the market.†   (source)
  • His mind would gloss over everything that had happened.†   (source)
  • There was a warder behind each of us, and I decided I would simply gloss over what she had said, and mumbled, "Ah, well, Ma, it is nothing."†   (source)
  • My sister, unlike most of her new friends in the garden club and Junior League, did not gloss over her wild past, maintaining instead that it had been crucial to her development as a person.†   (source)
  • You can gloss over it, you can write it with style and intelligence, but it's still gossip.†   (source)
  • I've gone through this before with others and have usually been able to gloss over awkward moments.†   (source)
  • She told them, specifically, and didn't gloss over her fear.†   (source)
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  • He wanted the sweetness she tried to gloss over, the fragility she tried to deny.†   (source)
  • Let us be frank and not gloss over words.†   (source)
  • She did not attempt to gloss over facts, as so many might have been tempted to do, but went straight to the point with an admirable candour.†   (source)
  • She had to live it and it was too brutal, too hostile, for her even to try to gloss over its harshness with a smile.†   (source)
  • It was exactly as if they had both had at heart to gloss over any recent little friction.†   (source)
  • Then he heaved a sigh and said, "I will not attempt to gloss over the specific forms life's natural cruelty takes in your society.†   (source)
  • It required no effort of imagination for Hans Castorp to share in the tenor's ecstasy and gratitude, but as he sat there with folded hands, staring at the little black louvers, from between whose slats this all burst forth, ultimately what he felt, understood, and relished was the victorious ideality of music, of art, of human emotions, their sublime and incontrovertible ability to gloss over the crude horrors of reality.†   (source)
  • But they also served another purpose—one that little Hans Castorp likewise noted, if not admitting it to himself in so many words; in particular, the masses of flowers and more especially the very well represented tuberoses were there for a more sobering reason—and that was to gloss over the other side of death, the one that is neither beautiful nor sad, but almost indecent in its base physicality, to make people forget it or at least not be reminded of it.†   (source)
  • The laughter came in loud snorts, until in his dismay he thought better of it and suddenly recovered, coughed, and tried to gloss over his inane conduct by any means possible; but he was relieved to see—a relief that contained the seeds of renewed disquiet—that Hans Castorp had paid no attention at all to what had happened, although he could hardly not have noticed, but simply passed over it with a disregard that did not look like tact, consideration, or politeness, but instead like pure indifference or callousness—a tolerance so vast it was almost eerie, as if he had taught himself long ago not to be surprised by such incidents.†   (source)
  • But Levin, as he talked to his brother, was continually looking round at Vronsky, trying to think of something to say to him to gloss over his rudeness.†   (source)
  • But so long accustomed to suppress emotion and keep down reality, so long schooled for her own purposes in that destructive school which shuts up the natural feelings of the heart like flies in amber and spreads one uniform and dreary gloss over the good and bad, the feeling and the unfeeling, the sensible and the senseless, she had subdued even her wonder until now.†   (source)
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  • I'm ugly crying, describing the moment when the shots rang out and Khalil looked at me for the last time; how I held him in the street and saw his eyes gloss over.   (source)
    gloss over = become cloudy
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