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- They began, obliquely, by talking about Mrs. Lemuel Struthers.Chapter 5 (32% in)
- In the centre of this enchanted garden Madame Nilsson, in white cashmere slashed with pale blue satin, a reticule dangling from a blue girdle, and large yellow braids carefully disposed on each side of her muslin chemisette, listened with downcast eyes to M. Capoul's impassioned wooing, and affected a guileless incomprehension of his designs whenever, by word or glance, he persuasively indicated the ground floor window of the neat brick villa projecting obliquely from the right wing.Chapter 1 (47% in)
- Archer was silent, and Mr. Jackson obliquely continued: "It's a pity—it's certainly a pity—that she refused it."Chapter 26 (64% in)
There are no more uses of "oblique" in The Age of Innocence.
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