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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of gloze.


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  • If he could have parried the attack, and got the better of his foe; if he could have administered the black eye instead of receiving it, then indeed he could have laughed the matter off at his club, and his original crime would have been somewhat glozed over by his success in arms.

    The Small House at Allington 2004

  • Meanwhile we glozed our fraud by conducting their necessary war purely and cheaply.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom Thomas Edward 2003

  • But we have been obliged to limit ourselves to the consideration of such facts as are most readily accessible, so as to enable the general reader to test at once the approximative fidelity of the vindication we present, and the falsehood, scarcely glozed over with a coating of plausibility, of the vague generalities strung together as a case against the colonies by Mr Cobden and the anti-colonial faction.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 54, No. 337, November, 1843 Various

  • "Murder, like as not, though 'tis all cunningly glozed in his journal."

    Black Bartlemy's Treasure Jeffery Farnol 1915

  • At this I was very much surprised, not having been used at any time of my life to the unanimous devotion of an entire population, but having always thought of the Faith as something fighting odds, and having seen unanimity only in places where some sham religion or other glozed over our tragedies and excused our sins.

    The Path to Rome Hilaire Belloc 1911

  • "Christ suffered for sins once," in order that sin might never be glozed and veneered.

    The Epistles of St. Peter 1817-1893 1910

  • So the matter might be adjudged elsewhere, but in this world glozed and softened.

    Sir Mortimer Mary Johnston 1903

  • The scanty light glozed them with the glory of day, and, forgetful of pain, and thirst, and hunger, and of the menace of death, they sank upon the floor and cried, keeping fast hold of each other the while.

    Ben-Hur, a tale of the Christ 1901

  • It woke her out of her dreams; glozed and dewy from them she looked at it, and smiled at him through it.

    Rest Harrow A Comedy of Resolution Maurice Hewlett 1892

  • I had often thought his face about the most repulsive, hypocrisy-glozed concourse of evil passions that ever fronted a fiend in the flesh.

    The Deluge David Graham Phillips 1889


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