- with an oblique glance or squint; askance; slyly; dubiously.
Origin of asquint
Examples from the Web for asquint
Historical Examples of asquint
But I know that Providence looketh not asquint, but looketh straight out, and through all men's darkness.Letters of 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
- (postpositive) with a glance from the corner of the eye, esp a furtive one
Word Origin for asquint
early 13c., "obliquely, with a sidelong glance," of uncertain etymology; from a- (1) + "a word corresponding to Du. schuinte 'slope, slant' of the independent use of which no instances survive ..." [OED]. "Middle English Dictionary" compares French équinter "cut to a point;" French dialectal (e)squintar "cast a glance, look furtively."