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right angle

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Definition an angle measuring 90 degrees (like the angle between a classroom floor and wall)
  • The lines intersect at right angles.
  • His left arm was somewhat shorter than his right; when he stood or walked, the back of his hand was at right angles to his body, his thumb parallel to his thigh.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • right angles = an angle measuring 90 degrees (like the angle between a classroom floor and wall)
  • But after closer investigation I found that I was lying on my stomach with my arm bent at a right angle.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • There was a little passage in front of me, unpapered and uncarpeted, which turned at a right angle at the farther end.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Oddly, Nancy's grave has been placed at Kinnear's feet, and at right angles to him; the effect is of a sort of bed rug.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Right-angle turn at the end of the hall.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • Missiles and hurled spears turned in mid-flight to speed off at right angles before they could touch upon the chariot or its occupants.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • He walked slowly toward the truck, his eyes on me the whole way, black beret tilted at exactly the right angle on his head.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • The Persian lit his lamp again and flung its rays down two enormous corridors that crossed each other at right angles.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • In 464 BCE, I caused an earthquake that wiped out most of Sparta by hitting a fault line at the right angle.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • No, it won't have right angles and corners (pressure vessels don't like those).
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian
  • I wonder if he sometimes places his feet at just the right angle and adds a special grip to his handshake?
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • This is Doak Place, running off here at right angles.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Now Tom turned so that he stood at right angles, still calmly working away at the rope and though once he looked up at Grace and smiled.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • If I turned directly toward it and held out my left arm at a right angle, that way was west, the way I was headed.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • When we saw them from the rear of the house, they were both about half open—that is to say, they stood off at right angles from the wall.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • She rolled down her window and waited for the right angle.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • I led them back around that right angle some fifty feet and stopped.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • Here he was, late in his senior year in high school, and he'd never heard of a right angle, or the Civil War, or I Love Lucy.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • Presently the trail bent sharply at right angles.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August

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