In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(with mistrust, disapproval)to look askance at sth/sb — mirar algo/a algn con recelo
- His hounds look askance at the waste of good hunting time.
- The visitation staff initially looked askance at the brouhaha, but they ended up laughing hysterically at the bizarre display.
- I had looked at them a little bit askance just because of my belief system.
- People look askance at the young driver as the car passes noisily by.
- On the contrary, the world tends to look at him askance, a fact he himself seems to recognize.
- What it does imply is that biotechnology research no longer looks askance to other fields for its metaphoric Inspiration.
- Bonachela knows that there are people in contemporary dance who look askance at his commercial work.
- It's a mysterious place to the little girl - a place where people look at her askance, and where flowers suddenly appear from nowhere on doorsteps.
- But when the blockade is prolonged, inconveniencing thousands of motorists, one has to look askance at it.
- Apparently he was a loner there, too, and looked at askance, so his family moved, which they'd been planning on doing, anyway.
- Boyle sits upright, looking askance at my brick-like tape recorder.
- If people with suspiciously orange tans are to be looked at askance, so, too, are suspiciously orange fish.
- The public looks askance at economists because they think of them primarily as forecasters.
- Traditional British pop audiences tend to look askance at child stars.
- Canadians might look askance at this, given their jaundiced attitude towards many things American.
- These strange creatures allegedly dress all in black and have their own subculture which decent Aucklanders look askance at.
- Jordan looked askance at the wrinkled clothes Aidan wore.
- Many people look askance at pension companies and pension salespeople.
- The nearest faces looked askance at me, but as I moved quickly through the crowd, I left the curious expressions behind.
- Many people looked askance at what they perceived as very ‘alternative’ thinking.
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