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- n. Action of the verb to leer.
- v. Present participle of leer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In glass manufacturing, subjection to the action of an annealing-oven or leer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. showing sly or knowing malice in a glance
- adj. (of a glance) sidelong and slyly lascivious
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Somewhere between Suzanne leering from the shadows and Chef Ramsey screaming at Andy to move a wee bit faster in last night's episode of Hell's Kitchen, I came up with the next two chapter titles for Supertown.
And can I just say, "McCain, leering from the front row, ewwwww!" just what every young bride dreams of.
Despite this, we have had Francis Maude leering from the TV, crowing that people had made a "positive statement" about "modern compassionate Conservatism".
That is probably the only thing that would get him elected and the thought of that plump, smug, vacuous face leering from the television, being addressed as "prime minister", is something we do not even want to begin contemplating.
This visitor first notices, he wrote, that a sugary version of love floods the streets — broadcast over the radio, leering from the billboards, and seeping out from under the doors of the cinema.
Lyrical asked as she eyed me with a look that could best be described as leering.
-- He has stolen as much to give as to keep, to maintain his role as much as to benefit by it, squaring accounts by spending the money of the Court against the Court, probably inwardly chuckling, the same as the peasant in a blouse on getting ahead of his well-duped landlord, or as the Frank, whom the ancient historian describes as leering on pocketing Roman gold the better to make war against Rome.
When those eyes do linger on someone, then looking becomes staring or, worse, leering, which is rude to the pretty thing and the companion.
Basically as long as both people appear to be enjoying themselves and the camera is not "leering" I wouldn't find a scene misogynistic.
I have a very low tolerance for 'leering' as a result.