Friday, November 25, 2011

askance

askance [ uh'-SKANS ]
 adverb ]
 MEANING :
 1. glance obliquely or sideways
2. to observe suspiciously
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 He looked askance at the man approaching him.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 No longer does society look askance at single parents who might be so as they never married, or are divorced or lost a partner.
The Times Of India, Parent Parochialism, 19 Sep 2008