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look askance (at somebody/something)

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlook askance (at somebody/something)look askance (at somebody/something)DISAPPROVEif you look askance at someone or something, you do not approve of them or think they are good A waiter looked askance at Ellis’s jeans. askance
Examples from the Corpus
look askance (at somebody/something)The tradition that you came from often looked askance at constitutions, regarding them as mere pieces of paper.No, it was not Jenny who made him look askance at the legacy.It often looked askance at the mainland.Yet this restatement of his views won him political support from Liberals who looked askance at this quasi-nationalization programme.Sometimes they would look askance at what I had thrown on.
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