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oblique
used in Oryx and Crake

2 uses
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Definition
indirect; i.e., not straightforward
  • Jimmy said this indifferently: bad plan for him to show too much interest in any woman, in the presence of Crake: oblique mockery would follow.
    p. 309.2
  • They had lots to say about all kinds of junk they claimed to know something about, and would drone on in an instigated way, delivering themselves of harangues and oblique sermons that were in fact — Jimmy felt — aimed at himself.
    p. 242.9

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