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1 glance
transitive verb

2 : to give an oblique path of direction to: a : to throw or shoot so that the object glances from a surface b archaic : to aim (as an innuendo) indirectly : insinuate
[M-W's Col. Dic.]

"of direction" - I find it unnecessary. What does it add to the meaning and how would its omission affect the meaning? Please help me.
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1 glance

transitive verb

2 : to give an oblique path of direction to: a : to throw or shoot so that the object glances from a surface b archaic : to aim (as an innuendo) indirectly : insinuate

[M-W's Col. Dic.]

"of direction" - I find it unnecessary. Maybe you are right.Emotion: smileWhat does it add to the meaningperhaps it adds emphasis and how would its omission affect the meaning? Please help me.

Clive
They want to make it clear that they are not speaking of eyesight.
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Mister MicawberThey want to make it clear that they are not speaking of eyesight.
Hi

I don't see how the omission of "of direction" would make one to think of 'eyesight'. Please guide me.
'Glance' normally has to do with eye movement.
Yes, you are right. But a word could have many different definitions. Could you please tell me how this definition "to give an oblique path to" would imply anything about eyesight?
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It doesn't. That's the point. For god's sake, read the thread.,
Mister MicawberThey want to make it clear that they are not speaking of eyesight.
I have read the thread carefully enough. I take your words as: They [used "of direction"] to make it clear that they are not speaking of eyesight. Which would mean that if they had omitted "of direction" from the definition it would somehow imply something about 'eyesight' to the reader. My simple question was 'how' because leaving out "of direction" has nothing to do with 'eyesight', as far as I can see. I hope my question is clear now. Thanks for the help.