Look+askance

  • 1look askance at — (someone/something) to consider someone or something in a disapproving way. The courts have tended to look askance at many of these claims. Our teachers looked at us askance …

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  • 2look askance at — index disfavor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3look askance at — look suspiciously, look with distrust …

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  • 4look askance (at something) — look askance (at someone/​something) phrase to show that you do not approve of someone or something or that you do not feel certain about them They looked askance at the old fashioned ways of their fathers. Thesaurus: to make a particular facial… …

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  • 5look askance (at somebody) — look askance (at sb/sth) | look (at sb/sth) askance idiom to look at or react to sb/sth with suspicion or doubt, or in a critical way • The opposition party looked askance at most of the government s proposed policies. • She looked askance at him …

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  • 6look askance at someone — look askance at (someone/something) to consider someone or something in a disapproving way. The courts have tended to look askance at many of these claims. Our teachers looked at us askance …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 7look askance at something — look askance at (someone/something) to consider someone or something in a disapproving way. The courts have tended to look askance at many of these claims. Our teachers looked at us askance …

    New idioms dictionary

  • 8look askance (at someone) — look askance (at someone/​something) phrase to show that you do not approve of someone or something or that you do not feel certain about them They looked askance at the old fashioned ways of their fathers. Thesaurus: to make a particular facial… …

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  • 9look (at somebody) askance — look askance (at sb/sth) | look (at sb/sth) askance idiom to look at or react to sb/sth with suspicion or doubt, or in a critical way • The opposition party looked askance at most of the government s proposed policies. • She looked askance at him …

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  • 10look (at something) askance — look askance (at sb/sth) | look (at sb/sth) askance idiom to look at or react to sb/sth with suspicion or doubt, or in a critical way • The opposition party looked askance at most of the government s proposed policies. • She looked askance at him …

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  • 11look awry — To look askance at anything • • • Main Entry: ↑awry …

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  • 12askance — [[t]əskæ̱ns[/t]] 1) PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR at n If you look askance at someone or something, you have a doubtful or suspicious attitude towards them. They have always looked askance at the western notion of democracy. 2) PHRASE: V inflects,… …

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  • 13askance — a|skance [əˈskæns, əˈska:ns US əˈskæns] adv [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from Italian a scancio across ] look askance (at sb/sth) if you look askance at something, you do not approve of it or think it is good ▪ A waiter looked askance at… …

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  • 14askance — adv. to look askance at * * * [ə skæns] to look askance at …

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  • 15askance — a|skance [ ə skæns ] adverb look askance (at someone/something) to show that you do not approve of someone or something or that you do not feel certain about them: A lot of people on Capitol Hill would look askance at this new regulation …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16askance — [16] The origins of askance remain obscure. When it first entered the language it meant literally ‘obliquely, sideways’ (‘He bid his angels turn askance the poles of Earth’, John Milton, Paradise Lost 1667), so a possible source is Italian a… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 17askance — [16] The origins of askance remain obscure. When it first entered the language it meant literally ‘obliquely, sideways’ (‘He bid his angels turn askance the poles of Earth’, John Milton, Paradise Lost 1667), so a possible source is Italian a… …

    Word origins

  • 18look — v 1. see, visualize, behold, notice, take in; bend the eye, cock the eye, fix the eye, fix one s gaze, focus, rivet one s eyes; regard, study, inspect, take stock of; examine, contemplate, pore over, Rare. perlustrate; review, check out, overlook …

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  • 19askance — adverb look askance (at) to look at or consider something in a way that shows you do not believe it or approve of it …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20askance — UK [əˈskæns] / US adverb look askance (at someone/something) to show that you do not approve of someone or something or that you do not feel certain about them They looked askance at the old fashioned ways of their fathers …

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