look askance at

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While such whims and chimeras were flitting across my fancy I began to look askance at Mrs.
As England grew Puritan, the people began to look askance at the theater, for the Puritans had always been its enemies.
Where," asked he, with a look askance at them -- for it was the clergyman's peculiarity that he seldom, now-a-days, looked straight forth at any object, whether human or inanimate" where, my kind doctor, did you gather those herbs, with such a dark, flabby leaf?
It's talk like that that makes some people look askance at Mr.
One must also look askance at this deplorable tendency to issue unwarranted tweets and that too at the highest level.
While not denying that he and his actions will be judged by history in due course, the world does look askance at some.
Certainly if he were looking, Bentley would look askance at the conventional critical wisdom that we're currently in a golden age of television.
Big brother" UEFA, though it has not commented on the matter yet, is also watching and may look askance at Turkish football, whose image has already been tarnished by match-fixing allegations.
As someone wrote recently, women who would look askance at being asked to take part in the often brutal sexual practices described, can't seem to get enough of the film and book.
In the long run, it could even hurt your employability inChina, becauseUS governmentis going to look askance at Chinese firms that hire former cyber spies," said Baker, a partner withSteptoe& Johnson LLP.
Federal regulators may look askance at any move by Sprint, the third-largest U.
Some people look askance at the mention of such a plant, but it has been rife in our gardens for hundreds of years, making them more beautiful places in the process.

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