oblique

[əblˈiːk], [əblˈiːk], [ə_b_l_ˈiː_k]

Definitions of oblique:

  1.   Obliqueness. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   Deviating from a right line; not parallel; aslant; not direct; by a side glance; not an angle of 90 degrees; sinister; applied to any case of a noun not the nominative. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  3.   Slanting; neither perpendicular nor parallel; indirect; sinister. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4.   Placed obliquely ; certain muscles ; asymmetrical. – A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  5.   Slanting; not perpendicular, not parallel; indirect. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Obliquely. – Newage Dictionary DB
  7.   To move forward to the right or left, by stepping sideways. An oblique angle, an angle greater or less than a right angle. An oblique plane, a plane that declines from the zenith. An oblique projection, where a body is projected in a line, making an oblique angle with the horizontal line. An oblique sphere, that in which the axis of the earth is inclined to the horizon of the place. An oblique case, any case except the nominative. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   Not horizontal nor perpendicular; not upright nor level; slanting; not direct or straight forward. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9.   Slanting: not perpendicular: not parallel: not straightforward: obscure: ( geom.) not a right angle: ( gram.) denoting any case except the nominative. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10.   Obiquity. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.

Quotes for oblique:

  1. There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth- if the latter were unflattering. – Minna Antrim
  2. All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it, an oblique indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view. – Peter Conrad
  3. The oblique paradox of propaganda is that the lie in the throat becomes, by repetition, the truth in the heart. – John Grierson
  4. Pray always for all the learned, the oblique the delicate. Let them not be quite forgotten at the throne of God when the simple come into their kingdom. – Evelyn Waugh

Usage examples for oblique:

  1. You will, in fact, be standing in that peculiar oblique beam of light, yourself illuminated to the general eye as the very object of chase and doomed quarry of the thing obscure to you. ” – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  2. As Judy gave him the manuscript, she turned her beady eyes in a stealthy, oblique look toward Betty Jo, and whispered: You- all best tell her 'bout hit. ” – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright
  3. In line oblique Behind the standards Caesar in reserve Had placed some companies of foot, in fear The foremost ranks might waver. ” – Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars by Lucan
  4. It is interesting, however, to set solemn people imitating these exercises of the oblique eye muscles. ” – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  5. It fell in oblique lines of ragged lumps of ice, hammering upon the wagon and bringing the horses to a stop. ” – The Girl From Keller's Sadie's Conquest by Harold Bindloss
  6. An oblique external portal, five feet long, two feet high, and eighteen inches wide is constructed in the same manner as the hut. ” – From Paris to New York by Land by Harry de Windt
  7. She sent a stealthy, oblique glance in his direction. ” – The Re-Creation of Brian Kent by Harold Bell Wright
  8. Then, leaning forward, he gave him a keen, oblique look. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  9. Here and there the oblique strata suggest the daring architecture of the Titans. ” – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  10. We fired at the men who showed themselves at the barn- right oblique five hundred yards. ” – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson

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