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Far from the Madding Crowd
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askance
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Far from the Madding Crowd
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  • The woman—for it was a woman—approached with her face askance, as if looking earnestly on all sides of her.
  • "I think you—are conceited, nevertheless," said Bathsheba, looking askance at a reed she was fitfully pulling with one hand, having lately grown feverish under the soldier’s system of procedure—not because the nature of his cajolery was entirely unperceived, but because its vigour was overwhelming.
  • Boldwood was standing by the fireplace, and he, too, though so absorbed in visions arising from her promise that he scarcely saw anything, seemed at that moment to have observed their peculiar manner, and their looks askance.

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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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