Then, turning to Monte Cristo,—"I hope you will permit me to leave you for a few minutes," continued she; and without awaiting any reply, disappeared behind a clump of trees, and escaped to the house by a lateral alley.
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His job change was a lateral move, but he was eager to transfer to California.
The veteran basketball player made a lateral move from starting point guard to starting shooting guard after the team acquired a new younger point guard.