[ US /ˈsaɪdˌwaɪz/ ]
  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. from the side; obliquely
    scenes viewed sidewise
    a picture lit sideways
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How To Use sidewise In A Sentence

  • scenes viewed sidewise
  • I feel rather… empty, she thought calmly, glancing sidewise at Jadrien.
  • The showing of the face from a frontal position indicates a good person, whereas an enemy is shown sidewise.
  • High above me, a cautious raven flew by, heavily and sharply cutting the air with his wings; then he turned his head, looked at me sidewise, and, croaking abruptly, disappeared beyond the forest; a large flock of pigeons rushed past me from a barn, and, suddenly whirling about in a column, they came down and stationed themselves bustlingly upon the field -- a sign of spring autumn! The Rendezvous 1907
  • Under the hopper were the ends of two inclined chutes extending out sidewise beyond the car -- one to the right and one to the left -- and over the slab molds on each side. Concrete Construction Methods and Costs
  • For two decades, his career movements were crablike, sidewise.
  • The man, half-slipping sidewise from the saddle, so as to fall clear if the mare toppled backward, threw his weight to the front and alongside her neck. Jack London's Short Story - Planchette
  • He was one of your furtive-faced fellows, with narrow slits of eyes and an acquired habit of skellying sidewise at one out of them. A Daughter of Raasay A Tale of the '45
  • For in that instant the she-wolf leaped sidewise from the trail into the clump of spruce trees and disappeared. The She-Wolf
  • I was fascinated by his size and his sidewise movements.
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