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oblique
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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Definition
indirect; i.e., not straightforward
  • Down, down, they sped, the wheels humming like a top, the dog-cart rocking right and left, its axis acquiring a slightly oblique set in relation to the line of progress; the figure of the horse rising and falling in undulations before them.
    1 — The Maiden (67% in)

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