adjective & adverb
Directed to or from one side; sideways: [as adjective]: Steve gave her a sidelong glance [as adverb]: he looked sidelong at her with a quick smile
More example sentences
- Other diners in the cafeteria cast sidelong glances as they hear his Québécois accent decry the injustices of the street.
- She gives me a sidelong glance from behind the white frames of her glasses.
- He had to endure years of sidelong glances at the school gate.
late Middle English: alteration of earlier sideling, from side + the adverbial suffix -ling.