[ uh-skwint ]
/ əˈskwɪnt /
with an oblique glance or squint; askance; slyly; dubiously.
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Origin of asquint
1200–50; Middle English, equivalent to a-a-1 + squint, of uncertain origin
Words nearby asquint
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Example sentences from the Web for asquint
But I know that Providence looketh not asquint, but looketh straight out, and through all men's darkness.Letters of Samuel Rutherford|Samuel Rutherford
He,' indicating the sun, 'can only get at me asquint by that time, and I'm a match for him with my blue umbrella.The Pillars of the House, Vol. I (of 2)|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for asquint
/ (əˈskwɪnt) /
(postpositive) with a glance from the corner of the eye, esp a furtive one
Word Origin for asquint
C13: perhaps from Dutch schuinte slant, of obscure origin
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