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Related to askant: methodically, whimsically
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Synonyms for askant

(used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy

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At all the more public pumps there is much cooling of bare feet, together with much bubbling and gurgling of drinking with hand to spout on the part of these Bedouins; the Cloisterham police meanwhile looking askant from their beats with suspicion, and manifest impatience that the intruders should depart from within the civic bounds, and once more fry themselves on the simmering high-roads.
From this point on, all shame aside: Terpsichore, drunk after the wine and roses, no longer guards her speech: with no ambiguous expressions but openly, she names that which haughty Venus receives at her June festival, which the steward sets up as guardian in the middle of the garden, and which the chaste virgin looks askant at, with her hand before her face.