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In their theology, elites look askance at the most vulnerable even though it is the most vulnerable — the poor, the outcasts — who can redeem a flawed world.The sacred and the profane: A former D.C. charter school board member calls for change|Valerie Strauss|September 23, 2021|Washington Post
Unless, of course, they are the type who looks at things slightly askance.The new issue of PopSci is full of bright young peeps|Corinne Iozzio|September 22, 2021|Popular-Science
I admit that I looked askance at this book for quite some time before digging in, thinking, that I knew exactly how to grill vegetables.The Four Cookbooks That Got Me Out of My Pandemic Cooking Rut|Max Watman|June 25, 2021|The Daily Beast
He sulks when something doesn’t go his way, bows his head and looks askance when he’s doing something he knows he shouldn’t, throws everything within reach on the floor when he’s angry.Does Birth Order Really Determine Personality? Here's What the Research Says|Lynn Berger|April 13, 2021|Time
When they sported men’s clothing and took their cat for walks on a leash, skeptical islanders surely looked askance.A lesbian couple who scattered ‘butterflies’ to undermine the Nazis|Karen Tucker|December 4, 2020|Washington Post
Establishment figures look a bit askance at the Kentucky senator because of his isolationist roots.
Her gay fans will look askance and move on around Streisand.Streisand’s Gay Sex Problem, and the Death of the Gay Icon|Tim Teeman|May 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Short sellers—investors who look for overvalued stock they hope will go down—have also looked askance at SodaStream.How SodaStream Took on the Super Bowl—and Lost, Then Won|Daniel Gross|February 1, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They'd look awfully askance at anything like this happening five or whatever weeks before an election.Does Bibi Have the American People Hypnotized or Something?|Michael Tomasky|September 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
To hear her friends tell it, she is a bit like one of the fearsome middle-school girls who was looking askance at Swift.
He eyed Bumble askance as he entered, but scarcely deigned to nod his head in acknowledgment of his salutation.Oliver Twist, Vol. II (of 3)|Charles Dickens
And the conversation then broke down, and the brothers looked askance at one another in silence.Tales and Fantasies|Robert Louis Stevenson
I thought they looked at me askance, and I made sure that the more superstitious crossed themselves on my approach.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
We crave and struggle for individuality; here was mine restored to me, and I looked at it askance.The Relief of Mafeking|Filson Young
Many shrugged their shoulders, while Capitan Toringoy merely looked askance at Isagani.The Reign of Greed|Jose Rizal
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see look askance.