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Definitionindirect; 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)
There are no more uses of "oblique" in The War of the Worlds.
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