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OBLIQUELY

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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]

Meaning:

To, toward or at one side

Synonyms:

obliquely; sidelong; sideways

Context example:

darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face


Sense 2obliquely [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

At an oblique angle

Synonyms:

aslant; athwart; obliquely

Context example:

the sun shone aslant into his face

Pertainym:

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


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