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diagonal
used in The Magic Mountain

3 uses
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Definition
a straight line connecting opposite corners of a rectangle; or any slope that could connect the corners of an imaginary rectangle that has one side parallel to the floor
  • The chipper old lady was once again keeping up a steady stream of blurry Russian directed diagonally toward Dr. Blumenkohl, who listened with a careworn face.
    3.7 - But of Course—a Female! (13% in)
  • They took only a few steps diagonally across the room, and Hans Castorp found that he was already at the place set for him, at the end of the middle table toward the front of the room, halfway between the two crosswise tables.
    3.2 - Breakfast (31% in)
  • When you opened the double doors at the front, you saw a diagonal pattern of wooden louvers stained black—nothing more.
    7.7 - Fullness of Harmony (6% in)

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