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askance

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Adverb

askance (not comparable)

Positive
askance

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) With disapproval, skepticism, or suspicion.
    The beggar asked for change, but the haughty woman only looked at him askance.
    • 1932Clark Ashton Smith, The Maker of Gargoyles
      The scandal of opposition died down, and the stone-carver himself, though the town-folk continued to eye him askance, was able to secure other work through the favor of discriminating patrons.
  2. Sideways; obliquely.
    • 1896H. G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau, chapter 8
      I glanced askance at this strange creature, and found him watching me with his queer, restless eyes.
    • 1878Henry James, The Europeans, chapter 1
      ...the head-stones in the grave-yard beneath seemed to be holding themselves askance to keep it out of their faces.

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Adjective

askance (not comparable)

Positive
askance

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. Turned to the side, especially of the eyes.

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