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?"
We look askance at Ajax, for now, we know them a lot," Pochettino said.
Caught in the middle of this pincer-like situation is the proverbial man in the street who continues to look askance at all forms of government.
In general, those who drive through Roxas Boulevard look askance at the Manila Bay and thought it was doomed with its filth and waste.
Thus, they look askance at The Foundation's insistence on retaining the basement floors and the roof-deck.
One can merely, thus, look askance at the current concern and controversy generated by the Prachanda visit to India and his forthcoming visit to China.
Given the refusal of Seoul to consider any alliance with Tokyo, and given the regular diplomatic beatings Tokyo receives from Seoul, Japan may well look askance at reunification
Taylor as an "Anglo" for daring to look askance at Ukrainians?
One must also look askance at this deplorable tendency to issue unwarranted tweets and that too at the highest level.
Okon's works invite and incite the conspiracy theorist in all of us, or at least beg us to look askance at history to make out what's barely visible behind the fog.

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