A*skance" (#), A*skant" (#), adv. [Cf. D. schuin, schuins, sideways, schuiven to shove, schuinte slope. Cf. Asquint.]

Sideways; obliquely; with a side glance; with disdain, envy, or suspicion.

They dart away; they wheel askance. Beattie.

My palfrey eyed them askance. Landor.

Both . . . were viewed askance by authority. Gladstone.

 

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A*skance", v. t.

To turn aside.

[Poet.]

O, how are they wrapped in with infamies That from their own misdeeds askance their eyes! Shak.

 

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