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  • adv. In a leering manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a leering manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a sly, immodest, leering way; with a leer.


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  • I've been forced to watch quite a few of those with my wife, most of them aren't nearly as sloppy and misogynistic most of the men get quick and/or noble deaths, most of the women get long and leeringly graphic 'awesome' demises as this one.

    Scott Mendelson: 2010 in Review: The 'Worst' Films of the Year

  • And Palin's first, instinctive, most characteristic response has been to leeringly imply the author's temptation to pedophilia, to send hubby over to act (in McGinnis 'words) "increasingly hostile," and then to complain as though she is being ill-used.

    Ellis Weiner: The Stupidity of Sarah Palin, Part 32,459

  • Fevriere leaned toward her even so, lowering his voice almost to a whisper, and she heard Case laugh leeringly, as if they were two kids caught in a clinch in the back of a car.

    New Race

  • Senator Gerald Nye of South Dakota reeled off the obviously Jewish names of the studio executives, leeringly suggesting that their Eastern European and Jewish heritage made them subject to dangerous "racial emotions" and compromised their patriotism and loyalty to the United States.

    Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood

  • She had a running and highly personal vendetta with Bonaparte, who hated bluestockings and once leaned over and remarked leeringly on her plunging cleavage: "No doubt, Madame, you breast-fed your children."

    The Great de Staël

  • Chablis gets to shine in the movie's one surefire scene, when she leeringly misbehaves at a black debutante ball.

    Southern Discomfort

  • In opposition to the leadership of the elite, which stands leeringly over the dying American corpse, there is another leadership rising-up, the researchers and writers who are exposing and resisting the corrupted power structure.

    Unimaginable Intentional Human Suffering

  • The small, burnt-out woman behind the counter twitched, smirked, and leeringly asked, "Are you old enough to buy that?" as if we were complicit in some low-grade crime.

    Winnie the Poo

  • Emerging from his room with an attractive, if somewhat Amazonian, young woman, Brezhnev leeringly introduced her as his "masseuse."

    Sniffing Out the Next Big Fragrance

  • Jove, sung, danced and acted leeringly and beautifully by Umberto Chiummo, as a cross between a sex addict and a matinee idol, is determined to have Calisto.

    Down and Dirty Hamlet


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