Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sidewise; askance.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. toward the side, rather than directly ahead; -- used of a glance.
- adj. (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
“After a few more puffs at his pipe, the trooper looks down askant at the little man, and the little man winks up at the trooper.”
“‘Forty – two,’ replied the driver, eyeing him askant.”
“At all the more public pumps there is much cooling of bare feet, together with much bubbling and gurgling of drinking with hand to spout on the part of these Bedouins; the Cloisterham police meanwhile looking askant from their beats with suspicion, and manifest impatience that the intruders should depart from within the civic bounds, and once more fry themselves on the simmering high – roads.”
“STORY replied, "Of course they all reject you," STORY looked at TRUTH, eyes a bit askant.”
“His body stretched, it strained upward and askant in a little epiphany of bright expectation.”
“The ass stopped munching, and looked askant at the Squire.”
“Well,' said Steinberg, puffing at his eternal cigar, and looking askant at Barter under the light of a street-lamp which they happened to be nearing at the moment, 'what you've got to do, you know, is to find the man who knows Mr. Bommaney.”
“She was desperately conscious of me, watching me askant with the curiously commingled fear and trustfulness of a child.”
“Not I," said Leicester, looking askant at the picture.”
“But the good folk of Kilfinane eye us terribly askant, or, to be more literally exact, do not eye us at all; at least, their eyes betray "no speculation.”
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