sidelong
I. adverb Etymology: alteration of 1sideling Date: 14th century 1. sideways, obliquely 2. archaic on the side II. adjective Date: 1597 1. lying or inclining to one side ; slanting 2. a. directed to one side <
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b. indirect rather than straightforward

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  • Sidelong — Side long , a. Lateral; oblique; not being directly in front; as, a sidelong glance. [1913 Webster] The bashful virgin s sidelong looks of love. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sidelong — Side long , adv. [See {Sideling}, adv.] 1. Laterally; obliquely; in the direction of the side. [1913 Webster] 2. On the side; as, to lay a thing sidelong. Note: [See {Sideling}, adv. ] Evelyn. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sidelong — [sīd′lôŋ΄] adv. [altered (based on ALONG) < SIDELING] 1. toward the side; laterally; obliquely 2. on the side; side downward adj. 1. inclined; slanting; sloping 2. directed to the side, as a glance …   English World dictionary

  • sidelong — index indirect Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sidelong — 1520s, alteration of M.E. sidlyng (see SIDLE (Cf. sidle)), probably by influence of SIDE (Cf. side) + LONG (Cf. long) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sidelong — ► ADJECTIVE & ADVERB ▪ directed to or from one side; sideways …   English terms dictionary

  • sidelong — adjective 1 a sidelong look/glance a way of looking at someone by moving your eyes to the side, especially so that it seems secret, dishonest, or disapproving: He stole a sidelong glance at the woman sitting next to him. 2 a sidelong look at an… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sidelong — side|long [ˈsaıdlɔŋ US lo:ŋ] adj sidelong look/glance a way of looking at someone by moving your eyes to the side, especially so that it seems secret, dishonest, or disapproving ▪ He gave Oliver a sidelong glance . >sidelong adv ▪ You looked… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sidelong — UK [ˈsaɪdˌlɒŋ] / US [ˈsaɪdˌlɔŋ] adjective a sidelong glance/look the action of moving your eyes to one side without moving your head much She couldn t resist a sidelong glance at him. Derived word: sidelong UK / US adverb She looked sidelong at… …   English dictionary

  • sidelong — side|long [ saıd,lɔŋ ] adjective a sidelong glance/look the action of moving your eyes to one side without moving your head much: She couldn t resist a sidelong glance at him. ╾ side|long adverb: She looked sidelong at him …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sidelong — /suyd lawng , long /, adj. 1. directed to one side: a sidelong glance. 2. inclined or slanting to one side. 3. indirect; roundabout: sidelong comments about his appearance. adv. 4. toward the side; obliquely. [1515 25; SIDE1 + LONG1] * * * …   Universalium

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