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  • v  look suggestively or obliquely; look or gaze with a sly, immodest, or malign expression
  • s  showing sly or knowing malice in a glance
    she had run in fear of...his evil leering eye"- Amy Lowell
  • s  (of a glance) sidelong and slyly lascivious
    leering drugstore cowboys

  • Along partisan lines, men attack the movie as a male-bashing feminist screed, in which they are portrayed as leering, overbearing, violent swine who deserve what they get, from a .
  • The accepted generic term, hot pants, lends the style the leering inference of an adolescent joke.
  • The camera heightens the suggestion of what is to come without allowing the scene to become graphic; there is no nudity, but there is plenty of screaming and leering.
Quotes

  • Orrin Hatch in NewsFactor Network
    Adults who corrupt or exploit the innocence of children are the worst type of villains. In Oliver Twist, Fagin and Bill Sikes profited by inducing children to steal,Senator Hatch said. "In the film Chitty-Chitty Bang-Bang, the leering...
  • Anne Reid in Glasgow Daily Record
    Anne said: "I played a Puritan maid and Benny was leering at me and fancying me, and eventually my skirt came off and I was left standing in a pair of bloomers."
  • Richard Dawkins in Independent
    Last week, Dawkins called the Pope a "leering villain in a frock" in the Washington Post and said his first instinct was to cover up scandal.

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