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oblique
used in The Age of Innocence

3 uses
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Definition
indirect; i.e., not straightforward
  • 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)

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