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askance
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War and Peace
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  • Her beautiful eyes glanced askance at her husband’s face, and her own assumed the timid, deprecating expression of a dog when it rapidly but feebly wags its drooping tail.
  • He looked askance at Princess Mary and said: "There are no horses; I told Yakov Alpatych so."
  • The soldiers looked askance at him with surprise and even alarm as they went past him.

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  • He looked askance at the offer.
  • But the snail replied "Too far, too far!" and gave a look askance
     Said he thanked the whiting kindly, but he would not join the dance.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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