Usage examples for obliquely

  1. The light swept obliquely across the verandah; he stood in the shadows just beyond it, and looked into the room. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  2. He let his eyes rest on Neeland, obliquely, for a full minute. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  3. Stalk short, obliquely planted under a fleshy lip. – The Apple by Various
  4. Here as many missiles were flying about from both sides, an iron javelin struck him, not fairly with its point, but it ran obliquely down his left side, tearing his tunic, and causing a dark bruise on his flesh, the scar of which was long visible. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  5. Their very long neck is not arched, but bends obliquely from the shoulders, so that when they wish to drink from the ground, they are obliged to hold their fore legs very widely apart. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  6. It was a large room looking on a side street, and obliquely to the park. – The Marriage of William Ashe by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. I preferred that he should re- open that subject; but he came to it rather obliquely. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  8. The trachea is said to incline rather to the right side of the median line; but perhaps this observation would be more true to nature if it were accompanied by the remark, that this seeming inclination to the right side is owing to the fact, that the innominate artery, A, Plate 9, lies obliquely over its fore part, near the sternum. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  9. A little to our right two circular mirrors, glancing obliquely at each other, stood on a tripod, and a graduated sequence of flashes came and went, under the hands of the signallers, with the velocity of light itself. – Leaves from a Field Note-Book by J. H. Morgan
  10. While all the earlier machines worked the fiber parallelwise, this one operated obliquely on it; the consequence of which was that it was turned out particularly clear. – The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes by Tomás de Comyn Fedor Jagor Rudolf Ludwig Carl Virchow Charles Wilkes
  11. A large gathering dam sufficient to supply the maximum capacity of this plant runs obliquely across the river for a distance of 750 feet. – The Niagara River by Archer Butler Hulbert
  12. Your Lordships received obliquely evidence from the prisoner at your bar upon this subject; yet, when we came and desired your full inquiry into it, your Lordships, for wise and just reasons, I have no doubt, refused our request. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  13. For this cleft, then, he steered his plank, taking the swell obliquely, which by good fortune the set of the tide enabled him to do without any great exertion. – Benita, An African Romance by H. Rider Haggard
  14. The aqueduct of which he spoke crossed the entire isthmus obliquely,- a considerable work, afterwards enlarged by the Romans. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  15. The general course of the common carotid artery and internal jugular vein is, therefore, obliquely backwards and upwards through the diagonal of the cervical square, and passing, as it were, from the point of one angle of the square to that of the opposite- viz. – Surgical Anatomy by Joseph Maclise
  16. He refused to see friends; men whom I think he loved as well as any,- me for one when I obliquely proposed it, he refused. – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. Now Wolf crossed obliquely toward his house. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers