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synonyms for leering

  • eye
  • eyeball
  • gloat
  • goggle
  • ogle
  • smirk
  • sneer
  • squint
  • stare
  • wink
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How to use leering in a sentence

The gray pile looms above me, cold and forbidding, and on its crest stands the black figure leering at me in triumph.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
The old miser's face changed suddenly from rage and malevolence to a leering softness more hateful still to her shrinking eyes.
THEY LOOKED AND LOVEDMRS. ALEX MCVEIGH MILLER
The door creaked rustily on its hinges, and an ugly, leering Chinese face peered inside.
THE ARGUS PHEASANTJOHN CHARLES BEECHAM
Some black leering idol on whose altar was daily sacrificed a living victim?
THE LOST WARSHIPROBERT MOORE WILLIAMS
Except for the leering joss and the monstrous embroidered things on the walls the rooms showed empty.
WHERE THE PAVEMENT ENDSJOHN RUSSELL
Smoky now sat in his saddle, reloading his weapon and leering at the cool youngsters on the porch.
THE PONY RIDER BOYS ON THE BLUE RIDGEFRANK GEE PATCHIN
There was a familiar tone in the voice, and, turning my head slightly, I beheld the leering visage of Waters.
IN HOSTILE REDJOSEPH ALTSHELER
At sight of it the wretches on deck fell to shouting and huzzaing, Griggs standing leering up at it.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
It is the mere logical concept of others in general, left leering at us after all the concrete others have been thought away.
THE BEHAVIOR OF CROWDSEVERETT DEAN MARTIN
After all, I ought to have scotched the rusty, red-bellied water-snake leering at me now.
ROOF AND MEADOWDALLAS LORE SHARP
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