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adv. & adj.
With a sidelong glance.
[Middle English : a-, on; see a-2 + -squint; akin to skwyn (in of skwyn, obliquely).]
(postpositive) with a glance from the corner of the eye, esp a furtive one
[C13: perhaps from Dutch schuinte slant, of obscure origin]
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|Adj.||1.||asquint - (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy; "her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen; "sidelong glances"|
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"