obliquely

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

oblique +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

obliquely (comparative more obliquely, superlative most obliquely)

  1. In an oblique manner; sideways.
    • 1898, H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds, London: William Heinemann, page 99:
      Then, advancing obliquely towards us, came a fifth.
    • 1899 Feb, Joseph Conrad, “The Heart of Darkness”, in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, page 206:
      Finally I descended the hill, obliquely, towards the trees I had seen.