look askance upon (someone or something)

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look askance upon (someone or something)

To view or regard something in a disapproving or distrustful manner. Such is the state of politics these days that even the most patriotic citizens tend to look askance upon the manner in which congress conducts business. I know that the Ivy League students may look askance upon a country bumpkin such as myself, but I will show them that I have the mettle to be their equal.
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The legacy of that week is a country in which it seems everything now must be emoted, and to look askance upon excessive sentimentalism is to evince Blimpish tendencies that are no longer to be tolerated.
Researchers in the area of health, in which the hegemony of clinical trials prevails, still look askance upon the idiosyncrasies of qualitative research.
While some of the traditionalists out there might look askance upon the use of ABS polymer for the grips, the "no crack" panels will stand up to very hard use and will not fall prey to solvents, oils or about anything else.
Most Muslims are persons of color and, as such, the white majority has a sad track record of tending to look askance upon them.
Even though many constitutional scholars look askance upon guns, the great majority agree the Second Amendment guarantees every responsible, law- abiding adult the right to own guns for defense of self, home, and family.
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