sidewise


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side·wise

 (sīd′wīz′)
adv. & adj.
Sideways.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sidewise - toward one side; "the car slipped sideways into the ditch"; "leaning sideways"; "a figure moving sidewise in the shadows"
2.sidewise - with one side forward or to the front; "turned sideways to show the profile"; "crabs seeming to walk sidewise"
3.sidewise - from the side; obliquely; "a picture lit sideways"; "scenes viewed sidewise"
References in classic literature ?
No one wanted to risk such an accident as that, you may be sure; so all the passengers stayed huddled up in the dark cabin, listening to the shrieking of the storm and the creaking of the masts and rigging and trying to keep from bumping into one another when the ship tipped sidewise.
Grandfather might have continued to talk in this dull manner nobody knows how long; but suspecting that Charley would find the subject rather dry, he looked sidewise at that vivacious little fellow, and saw him give an involuntary yawn.
As they went up the hill he kept glancing at her sidewise, to see whether she got his point, or how she received it.
As they went cutting sidewise through the water, the sails bellied taut, with the wind filling and overflowing them.
It was really comical to see the creature walk; for it moved the legs on its right side together, and those on its left side together, as a pacing horse does; and that made its body rock sidewise, like a cradle.
And as he fell he turned around sidewise in the air so as to face the other branch into which he was falling.
I could only see her sidewise, as she sat by the window in the sheltering darkness of the curtain which still remained drawn.
First, having planted her right eye sidewise against Mr Jones, she shot from its corner a most penetrating glance; which, though great part of its force was spent before it reached our heroe, did not vent itself absolutely without effect.
A large man, wedged sidewise in the jam, was shoved against Saxon, crushing her closely against Billy, who reached across to the man's shoulder with a massive thrust that was not so slow as usual.
You would have chuckled one moment and caught your breath the next, to see those two stout fellows swinging their sticks--each half as long again as the men were, and thick as their arm--and edging along sidewise, neither wishing to strike the first blow.
Harrison looked sidewise at the flushed, delicate profile.
She gave a quick sidewise glance that embraced him from head to heel, including seat and saddle, and said:--