Obliquely Ob*lique"ly, adv. In an oblique manner; not directly; indirectly. ``Truth obliquely leveled.'' --Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster]

Declining from the noon of day, The sun obliquely shoots his burning ray. --Pope [1913 Webster]

His discourse tends obliquely to the detracting from others. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

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  • obliquely — adverb 1) was the rope, strung across this road obliquely, a real weapon or just a simpleminded booby trap? Syn: diagonally, at an angle, slantwise, sideways, sidelong, aslant 2) she was an embarrassment, someone who could only be spoken of… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • obliquely — oblique ► ADJECTIVE 1) neither parallel nor at right angles; slanting. 2) not explicit or direct. 3) Geometry (of a line, plane figure, or surface) inclined at other than a right angle. ► NOUN Brit. another term for SLASH(Cf. ↑slasher) (in sense… …   English terms dictionary

  • obliquely — adverb see oblique I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obliquely — /euh bleek lee, oh bleek /; Mil. /euh bluyk lee, oh bluyk /, adv. in an oblique manner or direction. [1565 75; OBLIQUE + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • obliquely — adverb in an oblique manner; sideways …   Wiktionary

  • obliquely — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cornerways, diagonally, cater corner; see cornerwise …   English dictionary for students

  • obliquely — É™ blɪːklɪ adv. in an oblique manner; diagonally; indirectly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obliquely — oblique·ly …   English syllables

  • obliquely — See: oblique …   English dictionary

  • obliquely — adverb 1. to, toward or at one side darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face • Syn: ↑sidelong, ↑sideways 2. at an oblique angle the sun shone aslant into his face • Syn: ↑aslant, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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