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oblique -- as in: an oblique reference
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Middlemarch
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  • "Not on my account, Sir James," said Dorothea, determined not to lose the opportunity of freeing herself from certain oblique references to excellent matches.
  • That is the way with us when we have any uneasy jealousy in our disposition: if our talents are chiefly of the burrowing kind, our honey-sipping cousin (whom we have grave reasons for objecting to) is likely to have a secret contempt for us, and any one who admires him passes an oblique criticism on ourselves.

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  • I sat up: oblique strain to the cartilage between the lower ribs.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • Sunny was one store down, in front of the stationer’s, and I watched her obliquely from inside.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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