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Definitionwith disapproval, distrust, or suspicion
directed to one side — especially a sideways glance
- "Where," asked he, with a look askance at them—for it was the clergyman's peculiarity that he seldom, now-a-days, looked straight forth at any object, whether human or inanimate, "where, my kind doctor, did you gather those herbs, with such a dark, flabby leaf?"Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (19% in)
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