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    askance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word askance

    Definition
    (adj) (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    Example Sentence
    • her eyes with their misted askance look
    • sidelong glances
    Definition
    (adv) with suspicion or disapproval
    Example Sentence
    • he looked askance at the offer
    Definition
    (adv) with a side or oblique glance
    Example Sentence
    • did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with her dark eyes
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for askance

askance.. reminds u of the word GLANCE..so when u want to glance at someone , u look SIDEWAYS or give a INDIRECT LOOK..

When you want to take a girl out for a date and are very hesitant to ask her about it, then you make up your mind and ASK her with a glANCE..i.e not looking directly into her eyes...hence ASKANCE is looking sideways or indirectly.

ASKew + glANCE

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ASKANCE = ASKEW

ask+an(ANN)+ce(SE) ...if something happens..and u suspect ann....but since you are angry on her ,you dont want to talk and look at her ,so u take your friend help .you say him"ask ann se bhai" kahi usne to nahi kiya ye sab.

u r viewing her with suspicion

so here u are indirectly...looking at her or in other u are viewing

when u dont know an answer in exam u look here n der to ask someone...ASKance

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