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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Gloze Flattery; adulation; smooth speech. "Now to plain dealing; lay these glozes by."
    • Gloze Specious show; gloss.
    • Gloze To flatter; to wheedle; to fawn; to talk smoothly. "A false, glozing parasite.""So glozed the tempter, and his proem tuned."
    • Gloze To give a specious or false meaning; to ministerpret.
    • v. t Gloze To smooth over; to palliate. "By glozing the evil that is in the world."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gloze Explanation; comment; gloss. See gloss, n.
    • n gloze Specious talk; flattery; adulation; idle words.
    • n gloze Specious show; gloss.
    • gloze To explain: expound; comment upon; same as gloss, transitive verb, 1.
    • gloze To flatter; wheedle; caress; coax.
    • gloze To put a fair face upon; gloss over; extenuate.
    • gloze To use glosses; practise glossing: same as gloss, intransitive verb, 1.
    • gloze To talk speciously and smoothly; use flattery.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Gloze glōz to give a false meaning to: to flatter: to wheedle:
    • v.t Gloze to palliate by specious explanation
    • n Gloze (obs.) an explanation
    • v.i Gloze glōz (obs.) to comment
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. glosen, F. gloser,. See gloss explanation
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Gloss (2).


In literature:

His sturdy nature would break through all their glozings.
"The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent." by Washington Irving
He knew his father never cared for him, though his mother tried her best to gloze over the indifference of her husband.
"Garrison's Finish" by W. B. M. Ferguson
At dark the old man lit two lamps, which served dimly to gloze the shadows, and thrust logs of wood into the cast-iron stove.
"The Blazed Trail" by Stewart Edward White
To accomplish this she relied not only on the attractions of her person, but also on glozing speeches and other feminine artifices.
"The Life of Sir Richard Burton" by Thomas Wright
Any attempt to gloze the situation, he felt, would be futile.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
Thou wouldst forge some glozing tale to beguile the ears of that poor stricken lady, Penelope.
"Stories from the Odyssey" by H. L. Havell
Gloze now on clearness!
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
I but gloze sometimes for the sake of the affection I have for all God's creatures.
"John Splendid" by Neil Munro
Here are no sons of Atreus nor glozing Ulysses.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
We neither of us tried to gloze over the truth.
"At the Point of the Sword" by Herbert Hayens
This glozing of vice avails not.
"The Right of American Slavery" by True Worthy Hoit
And that I with glozing smoothness hid a cruel mind within.
"The Athenian Constitution" by Aristotle
Official attempts to gloze over the incident would have been amusing if they were not pathetic.
"Pan-Islam" by George Wyman Bury
At the moment nothing glozed the essential tragic futility of their existence.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
It would be, of course, possible to refine on and gloze over certain points of the teaching.
"The Soul of a People" by H. Fielding
He glozed the matter, too, in his own mind.
"International Short Stories" by Various
Victor was not disposed to gloze matters in the least.
"Victor Ollnee's Discipline" by Hamlin Garland
He never did; he was too frank to gloze over any of his actions, good or bad.
"King-Errant" by Flora Annie Steel
He had glozed over the secrecy by appealing to the customs of his forefathers, and now he hated the tie they imposed upon him.
"The Flower of Forgiveness" by Flora Annie Steel
I know not how you may gloze it to yourself.
"Under One Flag" by Richard Marsh

In poetry:

And as he wove, and wept, and wove,
Fair tempters, stealing nigh,
With glozing words, to win him strove,
But he turned away his eye;
"The Weaver" by Emily Chubbuck Judson
Bright Alice! always pondering to gloze
The spoiled cruelty she had meant to say
Gazes learnedly down her airy nose
At nothing, nothing thinking all the day.
"Last Days Of Alice" by Allen Tate
So we o'ershroud stars and roses,
Cherub and trophy and garland;
Nothings grow something which quietly closes
Heaven's earnest eye: not a glimpse of the far land
Gets through our comments and glozes.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning