sideways

[ UK /sˈa‍ɪdwe‍ɪz/ ]
[ US /ˈsaɪdˌweɪz/ ]
ADVERB
  1. toward one side
    a figure moving sidewise in the shadows
    the car slipped sideways into the ditch
    leaning sideways
  2. with one side forward or to the front
    turned sideways to show the profile
    crabs seeming to walk sidewise
  3. to, toward or at one side
    darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face
  4. from the side; obliquely
    scenes viewed sidewise
    a picture lit sideways
ADJECTIVE
  1. (of movement) at an angle
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How To Use sideways In A Sentence

  • The old, merry Whiting looked sideways at Richard, then the round face assumed an expression of diffident humility for Mr. Hanks. Morgan’s Run
  • She sipped from her glass and glanced sideways at me. Times, Sunday Times
  • She learned to scramble around and even run sideways, but not forward.
  • Several other Argus executives were also shunted sideways.
  • My head turns sideways; my eyes turned outwards towards the wall. Times, Sunday Times
  • Lie sideways on the ball with your feet supported against the base of a wall.
  • “Heavens to Betsy,” Helga murmured, cantilevering her head out sideways over her body to survey the damage. Bootstraps
  • This proved to be true; she negotiated sideways through the door, beaming, a loaded tray in one hand, the other wrapped round Henri-Christian, who clung to her, monkeylike. A Breath of Snow and Ashes
  • His new job was a sideways move rather than a promotion.
  • Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache. The Younger Set
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