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oblique
used in The War of the Worlds

2 uses
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Definition
indirect; i.e., not straightforward
  • Then, advancing obliquely towards us, came a fifth.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- What I Saw of the Destruction of…. (59% in)
  • He held it pointing obliquely downward, and a bank of steam sprang from the water at its touch.
    1.17 -- Book 1 Chapter 17 -- The "Thunder Child" (79% in)

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