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 Dictionary entry overview: What does obliquely mean? 

OBLIQUELY (adverb)
  The adverb OBLIQUELY has 2 senses:

1. to, toward or at one side
2. at an oblique angle

  Familiarity information: OBLIQUELY used as an adverb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

OBLIQUELY (adverb)

Sense 1obliquely [BACK TO TOP]


To, toward or at one side


obliquely; sidelong; sideways

Context example:

darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face

Sense 2obliquely [BACK TO TOP]


At an oblique angle


aslant; athwart; obliquely

Context example:

the sun shone aslant into his face


oblique (slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled)

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