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askance
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
with disapproval, distrust, or suspicion

or:

directed to one side — especially a sideways glance
  • Was not Stephen Guest right in his decided opinion that this slim maiden of eighteen was quite the sort of wife a man would not be likely to repent of marrying,—a woman who was loving and thoughtful for other women, not giving them Judas-kisses with eyes askance on their welcome defects, but with real care and vision for their half-hidden pains and mortifications, with long ruminating enjoyment of little pleasures prepared for them?
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- A Duet in Paradise (93% in)

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