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askance


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Askance  \A*skance"\,  v.  t. 
  To  turn  aside.  [Poet.] 
 
  O,  how  are  they  wrapped  in  with  infamies  That  from 
  their  own  misdeeds  askance  their  eyes!  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Askance  \A*skance"\,  Askant  \A*skant"\,  adv  [Cf.  D.  schuin 
  schuins  sideways,  schuiven  to  shove,  schuinte  slope.  Cf 
  {Asquint}.] 
  Sideways;  obliquely;  with  a  side  glance;  with  disdain,  envy, 
  or  suspicion. 
 
  They  dart  away  they  wheel  askance.  --Beattie. 
 
  My  palfrey  eyed  them  askance.  --Landor. 
 
  Both  .  .  .  were  viewed  askance  by  authority. 
  --Gladstone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  askance 
  adj  :  (used  especially  of  glances)  directed  to  one  side  with  or  as 
  if  with  doubt  or  suspicion  or  envy;  "her  eyes  with 
  their  misted  askance  look"-  Elizabeth  Bowen;  "sidelong 
  glances"  [syn:  {askant},  {asquint},  {squint},  {squint-eyed}, 
  {squinty},  {sidelong}] 
  adv  1:  with  suspicion  or  disapproval;  "he  looked  askance  at  the 
  offer" 
  2:  with  a  side  or  oblique  glance;  "did  not  quite  turn  all  the 
  way  back  but  looked  askance  at  me  with  her  dark  eyes" 




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