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sidelong

adjective [before noun], adverb uk   /ˈsaɪd.lɒŋ/ us    /-lɑːŋ/
describes 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.
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