How to use Askance in a sentence

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  • Though there are many Christians in India to-day, the Hindu still looks askance at Christianity, not because it is a religion but because it is foreign.

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  • He looked askance at all projects for the emancipation of the serfs, but, as one of the largest landowners of Denmark, he did much service to agriculture by lightening the burdens of the countrymen and introducing technical and scientific improvements which greatly increased production.

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  • If anything, the audience looked askance at the crude comment.

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  • Dean didn't bother to mention certain rules of evidence that looked askance at pilfered items.

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  • Damasus, to whom they appealed for help, was unable to be of much service to them, the more so because that episcopal group, viewed askance by St Athanasius and his successor Peter, was incessantly combated at the papal court by the inveterate hatred of Alexandria.

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  • At Jellachich first, indeed, his activity had been looked at askance at Innsbruck, as but another force making for dis- "Illyr" integration.

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  • He looks askance at the minutiae to which habit and social decorum usually blind us, reframing them so they appear ridiculous, shocking.

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  • Dancers might wear tights, but a man who wears pantyhose as part of his daily dress gets looked at askance, even if it is for medical reasons.

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  • The Liberal Eiderdansk party was for dividing Schleswig into three distinct administrative belts, according as the various nationalities predomin ated (language rescripts of '85),but German sentiment was opposed to any such settlement and, still worse, the great continental powers looked askance on the new Danish constitution as far too democratic. The substance of the notes embodying the exchange of views, in 1851 and 1852, between the German great powers and Denmark, was promulgated, on the 28th of January 1852, in the new constitutional decree which, together with the documents on which it was founded, was known as the Conventions of 1851 and 1852.

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  • Moreover, they were looked at askance if they chose not to wear them.

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  • The soldiers looked askance at him with surprise and even alarm as they went past him.

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  • Dean grimaced but withheld comment, while Cynthia looked askance at the news that Patsy Boyd had summarily abandoned her daughter.

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  • Her beautiful eyes glanced askance at her husband's face, and her own assumed the timid, deprecating expression of a dog when it rapidly but feebly wags its drooping tail.

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