Definition of 'askance'
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He'd pulled off the wig and she hadn't looked askance as the other women had, but smiled and said, `I thought that was a rug. DOLL'S EYES (2002)Even Reba was looking vaguely askance at Jake's glib dismissal of a human life. DEATH IN FASHION (2002)
They grinned at each other askance, with their collars still hiding their mouths. FAMILY BLESSINGS (2002)
Trends of 'askance'
Used Occasionally. askance is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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