ASKANCE's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of askance
Definition:
a. with sideways or indirect look; Turned to side, especially of eyes
Example:
Looking askance at her questioner, she displayed her scorn.
Sentence in Classic:
At that instant, as it seemed to him, the air was chilled and, looking askance towards the water, he saw a flying squall darkening and crisping suddenly the tide.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
He eyed Bumble askance, as he entered, but scarcely deigned to nod his head in acknowledgment of his salutation.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens Context
He did not know that he had taken nearly ten years to arrive, for it never occurred to him that his neighbors had eyed him askance at first.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Long ere he ended she gazes on him askance, turning her eyes from side to side and perusing him with silent glances; then thus wrathfully speaks:.
The Aeneid By Virgil Context
The soft thing looked askance through the window: he possessed the power to depart as much as a cat possesses the power to leave a mouse half killed, or a bird half eaten.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte Context