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o·blique

 (ō-blēk′, ə-blēk′)
adj.
1.
a. Having a slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined.
b. Mathematics Designating geometric lines or planes that are neither parallel nor perpendicular.
2. Botany Having the part on one side of the midrib of a different size or shape than the part on the other side. Used of a leaf.
3. Anatomy Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal: oblique muscles or ligaments.
4.
a. Indirect or evasive: oblique political maneuvers.
b. Devious, misleading, or dishonest: gave oblique answers to the questions.
5. Not direct in descent; collateral.
6. Grammar Designating any noun case except the nominative or the vocative.
n.
An oblique thing, such as a line, direction, or muscle.
adv. (ō-blīk′, ə-blīk′)
At an angle of 45°.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin oblīquus.]

o·blique′ly adv.
o·blique′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.obliquely - to, toward or at one side; "darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"
2.obliquely - at an oblique angleobliquely - at an oblique angle; "the sun shone aslant into his face"

obliquely

adverb
1. indirectly, evasively, not in so many words, circuitously, in a roundabout manner or way He referred obliquely to a sordid event in her past.
2. at an angle, sideways, diagonally, sidelong, aslant, slantwise, aslope The muscle runs obliquely downwards inside the abdominal cavity.
Translations
بِصورَةٍ مُلْتَوِيَه أو غَيْر مُباشِرَه
skråt
skáhalt; óbeint
dolaylı şekilde

obliquely

[əˈbliːklɪ] ADV (lit) → oblicuamente (fig) → indirectamente

obliquely

[əˈbliːkli] adv
(= indirectly) [say, refer] → indirectement
[pass, run, go] → obliquement

obliquely

adv
(fig)indirekt

obliquely

[əˈbliːklɪ] adv (move) → obliquamente; (mention, allude) → indirettamente

oblique

(əˈbliːk) adjective
1. sloping. He drew an oblique line from one corner of the paper to the other.
2. not straight or direct. He made an oblique reference to his work.
oˈbliquely adverb
References in classic literature ?
To explain the manner of its progress, let A B represent a line drawn across the dominions of Balnibarbi, let the line C D represent the loadstone, of which let D be the repelling end, and C the attracting end, the island being over C: let the stone be placed in position C D, with its repelling end downwards; then the island will be driven upwards obliquely towards D.
The half-emptied line-tub floats on the whitened sea; the wooden poles of the spilled harpoons obliquely bob in it; the heads of the swimming crew are scattered about the whale in contrasting expressions of affright; while in the black stormy distance the ship is bearing down upon the scene.
Almost invariably it is all over obliquely crossed and re-crossed with numberless straight marks in thick array, something like those in the finest Italian line engravings.
Don Quixote decided upon taking the same route and road he had taken on his first journey, that over the Campo de Montiel, which he travelled with less discomfort than on the last occasion, for, as it was early morning and the rays of the sun fell on them obliquely, the heat did not distress them.
However, though he was not guilty of ill manners by rebuking a gentleman in his own house, he paid him off obliquely in the pulpit: which had not, indeed, the good effect of working a reformation in the squire himself; yet it so far operated on his conscience, that he put the laws very severely in execution against others, and the magistrate was the only person in the parish who could swear with impunity.
It was thus that, either by overloading her reservoirs or by descending obliquely by means of her inclined planes, the Nautilus successively attained the depth of three, four, five, seven, nine, and ten thousand yards, and the definite result of this experience was that the sea preserved an average temperature of four degrees and a half at a depth of five thousand fathoms under all latitudes.
His retreat in this direction was, however, effectually cut off, and, turning a second time, he urged his course obliquely for the centre of the lake, with an intention of landing on the western shore.
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.
Pulling himself together, he ran obliquely away from the cliff to a point distant from its foot; thereabout he expected to find his man; and thereabout he naturally failed.
For some moments--they seemed long moments--the two fleets remained without any further change flying obliquely towards each other, and making what came to Bert's ears as a midget uproar.
Without taking my eyes off the black form before me, I stooped and picked up this lump of rock; but at my motion the Thing turned abruptly as a dog might have done, and slunk obliquely into the further darkness.
Then, advancing obliquely towards us, came a fifth.