[ US /əˈbɫikɫi/ ]
[ UK /əblˈiːkli/ ]
  1. at an oblique angle
    the sun shone aslant into his face
  2. to, toward or at one side
    darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face
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How To Use obliquely In A Sentence

  • The superior temporal gyrus is subdivided into two or more obliquely running, short, transverse temporal gyri.
  • They entered the market obliquely through the production of non-agricultural products such as barrel staves that they bartered for textiles, hardware and cheap consumer goods.
  • The egg extended obliquely backward across the fly's prosternum.
  • Once parked, walk through the twitten and we are on the other side of the road, obliquely opposite you.
  • The lingual root arises directly from the base of the lingual shelf, is slender, and extends obliquely medially as well as vertically.
  • Although people occasionally discussed questions of local autonomy in private, they rarely raised them, even obliquely, in public.
  • With surrealism this involves, presumably, finding a way to integrate a surrealisticpresentation with one's prior conceptions of the way things are: surrealism becomes an alternative vision of the world, one that breaks from the "normal" perceptions most of us share only to portray that world just as truthfully if more obliquely. Experimental Fiction
  • The tendon of the plantaris crosses obliquely from lateral to medial in a depression in the soleus muscle.
  • The mesoscale geometric and kinematic characteristics of transpressional structures formed in regions of obliquely convergent deformation are still rather poorly understood.
  • But within the regular outline, it is divided obliquely into two irregularly shaped parts of unequal size that descending in height towards the centre are dovetailed together.
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