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Usage examples for obliquely

  1. The aqueduct of which he spoke crossed the entire isthmus obliquely a considerable work, afterwards enlarged by the Romans. – Salammbo by Gustave Flaubert
  2. Now Wolf crossed obliquely toward his house. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. The man who had fired had shot obliquely there being no shelter directly in front, and that fact had saved the horse. – The Rustler of Wind River by G. W. Ogden
  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. 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
  8. All before our eyes lay in the still, liquid golden light, and through the burnished haze that seemed to slope obliquely between us and it we saw the square white house, lying a little blow the level of the line, and all but hidden behind a delicate, intricate profusion of light green foliage. – To-morrow? by Victoria Cross
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  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. 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
  14. A few minutes after the above conversation, my veil being still up, and my eyes turned at intervals towards the summit of the mountain- which was on the right, as we were crossing obliquely the long slope above described, which was to conduct us to Mont Maudit- the snow suddenly gave way beneath our feet, beginning at the head of the line, and carried us all down the slope on our left. – An Impromptu Ascent of Mont Blanc by W. H. Le Mesurier
  15. 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
  16. He let his eyes rest on Neeland, obliquely for a full minute. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. Stalk short, obliquely planted under a fleshy lip. – The Apple by Various
  20. I preferred that he should re- open that subject; but he came to it rather obliquely – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
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