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adverb as in askance

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The initial investors decide whether to take a flier on the SPAC’s sponsor and acquisition plan, with the knowledge that they would be able to get their money back if a majority disapproves of the eventual acquisition target.

From Digiday

The Ipsos poll, in fact, shows that even Republicans are about evenly split on Hawley’s recent behavior, with 49 percent disapproving and 46 percent approving.

When people were asked whether they approved of the “recent behavior” of Hawley and other political figures, 68 percent disapproved, while just 24 percent approved.

Scholars disapproved of her removal of the documents from Iraq, and the government demanded an apology from the paper and the return of the files.

My friends and I used to duck behind neighborhood garbage dumpsters to hide behaviors that we knew our parents would disapprove of — smoking cigarettes while drinking from a single shared bottle of cheap beer.

I was with Romney at a New Hampshire event when a woman in the crowd said disapprovingly that he had four houses.

A pair of elderly English ladies at an adjoining table stared at us disapprovingly.

She looked at him disapprovingly, and hoped, with something like irony, that he had enjoyed his walk.

A footman disapprovingly ushered him to the midst of an immense drawing-room of most ponderous grandeur, and left him to perish.

He came to a pause at last, his eyes bent a trifle disapprovingly on his wife.

While waiting for an answer to his request to see Mr. Steele, he gazed disapprovingly around him.

"I guess the judge knows how he wants his own hat," returned Hannah, her mouth working disapprovingly.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to disapprovingly, such as: skeptically, suspiciously, askew, disdainfully, dubiously, and obliquely.

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