Will women be even more objectified, assaulted, and leered at?
He nodded to Moody—he leered at Isabel—he chuckled to himself—he left the farmhouse.
“You reckon on running him off, or——” He leered at Langford significantly.
Ben leered, the sides of his fat cheeks protruding in the joyful emotion he felt at Tessibel's suffering.
Parlay looked at the barometer, giggled, and leered around at his guests.
The young inventor had done this while he leered at his captors.
They leered at him with phosphorescent eyes, yellow and purple.
And again he leered so frightfully, that Jaqueline would have jumped down had she not been strapped to the pillion.
But the other two grinned derisively at each other and leered at the girl.
One moment he leered at the unconscious Goddess, the next he satirized, in a demoniac dance, the belated Harlequin.
"to look obliquely" (now usually implying "with a lustful or malicious intent"), 1520s, probably from Middle English noun ler "cheek," from Old English hleor "the cheek, the face," from Proto-Germanic *khleuzas "near the ear," from *kleuso- "ear," from PIE root *kleu- "to hear" (see listen). The notion is probably of "looking askance" (cf. figurative development of cheek). Related: Leered; leering.
1590s, from leer (v).