look askance at (someone or something)

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look askance at (someone or something)

To view or regard something in a disapproving or distrustful manner. I can't understand why everyone in this club is looking askance at me. Am I not wearing the right thing? Some people look askance at these institutions, but I believe they are beneficial to the public.
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look askance at someone or something

Fig. to be surprised or shocked at someone or something. The teacher looked askance at the student who had acted so rudely. Everyone had looked askance at her efforts as an artist.
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I dont really understand where the value is, and I always look askance at something that goes up 11 times in three weeks.
We, who go to great lengths to dull bow hardware and fittings and camouflage our glasses, skin and clothing, may look askance at something made to reflect, and thus might also glimmer.
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