But she had obliquely noticed that he was young and slim, and that he wore three chevrons upon his sleeve.
The rain stretched obliquely through the dull atmosphere in liquid spines, unbroken in continuity between their beginnings in the clouds and their points in him.
…his two hands, overweighting it on the ground till it reached nearly a semicircle; or perhaps it was hastily tucked under the arm whilst the sample-bag was pulled forth and a handful of corn poured into the palm, which, after criticism, was flung upon the floor, an issue of events perfectly well known to half-a-dozen acute town-bred fowls which had as usual crept into the building unobserved, and waited the fulfilment of their anticipations with a high-stretched neck and oblique eye.
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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.