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.
My palfrey eyed them askance.
Both . . . were viewed askance by authority.
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