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v. slant·ed, slant·ing, slants
1. To give a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal to; make diagonal; cause to slope: She slants her letters from upper right to lower left.
2. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience: The story was slanted in favor of the strikers.
To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
a. A line, plane, course, or direction that is other than perpendicular or horizontal; a slope.
b. A sloping thing or piece of ground.
2. Printing A virgule.
a. A personal point of view or opinion: an article with an unconventional slant.
b. A bias: an anti-religious slant.
4. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a person of East Asian birth or ancestry.

[Alteration of obsolete slent, from Middle English slenten, to fall aslant, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.]

slant′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: slant, incline, lean1, slope, tilt1, tip2
These verbs mean to depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal: rays of light slanting through the window; inclined her head toward the speaker; leaned against the railing; a driveway that slopes downhill; tilted his hat at a rakish angle; tipped her chair against the wall.
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Adv.1.slantingly - with a slant
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References in classic literature ?
I drifted very slowly to the eastward, approaching the island slantingly; and presently I saw, with hysterical relief, the launch come round and return towards me.
Meantime, Queequeg's impulsive, indifferent sword, sometimes hitting the woof slantingly, or crookedly, or strongly, or weakly, as the case might be; and by this difference in the concluding blow producing a corresponding contrast in the final aspect of the completed fabric; this savage's sword, thought I, which thus finally shapes and fashions both warp and woof; this easy, indifferent sword must be chance --aye, chance, free will, and necessity --no wise incompatible --all interweavingly working together.
I turned and, running madly, made for the first group of trees, perhaps a hundred yards away; but I ran slantingly and stumbling, for I could not avert my face from these things.