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Definitions of askance:
  • adjective:   (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    Example: "Her eyes with their misted askance look- Elizabeth Bowen"
  • adverb:   with a side or oblique glance
    Example: "Did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with her dark eyes"
  • adverb:   with suspicion or disapproval
    Example: "He looked askance at the offer"

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