Gone were the shaved head and leering smile from his mug shot released after the shootings.
Michaele asked me privately if she should expect “drunk, old, leering guys” to bother her.
While her English classmates were learning to wash their hands, Nadia was worried that the devil was leering at her on the loo.
On the Internet, you do, because the leering appears as words on a screen.
Suddenly she thrust the severed head she carried into the face of Kwaiba, leering horribly at him the while.
Here Fannia, leering on her own good man, And there, a naked Leda with a swan.
There was no leering and hideous grinning at us, however, as the rider's head had been blown clean away by a Boer shell.
He spun round in his amazement and met the leering face of Ayoub.
The two girls were safe for the hour, and must endure the leering of four tipsy scoundrels.
I have stirred up ghosts of the past—leering ghosts, and I hate them.
"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).