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oblique
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

2 uses
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Definition
indirect; i.e., not straightforward
  • Lying, in January, in that thin, linen sack, lying on a granite floor, without fire, in the gloom of a cell whose oblique air-hole allowed only the cold breeze, but never the sun, to enter from without, she did not appear to suffer or even to think.
    1.6.3 — Vol 1 Bk 6 Chpt 3 — History of a Leavened Cake of Maize (79% in)
  • The owl often assumes this oblique attitude.
    2.11.2 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 2 — The Beautiful Creature.... (32% in)

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