Definition of Askance. Meaning of Askance. Synonyms of Askance

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Definition of Askance

Askance
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.
Askance
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.

Meaning of Askance from wikipedia

- prolific in quantity but unequal in quality. Initially the eisteddfod was askance with the religious denominations, but in time these bodies came to dominate...
- White-And-Blue inescutcheon: The inescutcheon of white and blue fusils askance was originally the coat of arms of the Counts of Bogen, adopted in 1247...
- shares the family's macabre standards, although he occasionally looks askance at some of their activities. He has a similar attitude toward visitors...
- least partly a literary construct of Flavian propaganda [...] which looked askance on the abortive Neronian attempt to rewrite Augustan models of rule." According...
- for meeting the demands of our day, and as such should not be looked at askance, but be encouraged. There is nothing detrimental to human society in it...
- ὀφθαλμοῖς ὁρῶσι πάντες ὥστε δήϊον. Formerly they boasted of me vainly; with averted eyes Now they look askance upon me; friends no more but enemies....
- the tav and the critical attitude it signifies. In other words, looking askance at a culture marked by dire moral decline is a kind of shibboleth for loyalty...
- as a novice actor and college student studying drama who tended to look askance at his parents' comedy style. He first appeared on the show on October...
- “ Do not ask where Hearts are playing and then look at me askance. If it's football that you're wanting, you must come with us to France! Sir George McCrae...
- Jarmusch's earlier work, Mystery Train nevertheless retained the director's askance conception of America. He wrote Night on Earth in about a w****, out of...
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