look askance at

idiom

: to be doubtful about
Most scientists looked askance at the new discovery.

Examples of look askance at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What was probably going through my mind was that Victorians would look askance at the term artificial intelligence, because they would be offended by the idea that computers could replace human brains. Matteo Wong, The Atlantic, 6 Feb. 2024 From the moment Saba hits Georgian soil, the police look askance at his family name — a warrant is out for Dad for attempted murder, he’s told — and seize his passport. Mark Athitakis, Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2024 Haslem wanted to make clear that Friday is a celebration of No. 40, not a time to look askance at No. 6. Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2024 This isn’t just the judgment of fastidious outsiders, predisposed to look askance at Malta. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, 3 Dec. 2023 Still, Trump has radicalized those Republicans who have stuck it out in the party; Longwell noted that focus groups she’s conducted indicate those who have remained within the GOP have identified as increasingly conservative and look askance at the Republican Party of the past. Ben Jacobs, The New Republic, 21 Sep. 2023 Sometimes elders in the neighborhood look askance at these innovations. Ligaya Mishan David Chow, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023 Clearly, the court is going to look askance at the breadth of any relevant authority, especially one that hasn’t been used in this way before. Ron Lieber, New York Times, 10 July 2023 All their Republican friends in town might look askance at their enthusiasm, Agnes Quintanilla said, but that won’t bother her much. Kevin Rector, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2022

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“Look askance at.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/look%20askance%20at. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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