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Definition of "askant" [askant]

  • Aslant, or sloping. (adjective)
  • Aslant, or askance, or sideways (adverb)

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Use "askant" in a sentence
  • "After a few more puffs at his pipe, the trooper looks down askant at the little man, and the little man winks up at the trooper."
  • "‘Forty – two,’ replied the driver, eyeing him askant."
  • "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."