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sidelong

adjective [before noun], adverb uk   /ˈsaɪd.lɒŋ/ us    /-lɑːŋ/
used to refer to a short look at someone or something, moving your eyes to the side, and not looking directly: He gave her a sidelong glance. He glanced at her sidelong and smiled.
Translations of “sidelong”
in Chinese (Traditional) 斜眼看的(地),睨視的(地)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 斜眼看的(地),睨视的(地)…
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