was the rope, strung across this road obliquely, a real weapon or just a simpleminded booby trap?

diagonally, at an angle, slantwise, sideways, sidelong, aslant

she was an embarrassment, someone who could only be spoken of obliquely

indirectly, in a roundabout way, not in so many words, circuitously, evasively

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  • Obliquely — Ob*lique ly, adv. In an oblique manner; not directly; indirectly. Truth obliquely leveled. Bp. Fell. [1913 Webster] Declining from the noon of day, The sun obliquely shoots his burning ray. Pope [1913 Webster] His discourse tends obliquely to the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obliquely — oblique ► ADJECTIVE 1) neither parallel nor at right angles; slanting. 2) not explicit or direct. 3) Geometry (of a line, plane figure, or surface) inclined at other than a right angle. ► NOUN Brit. another term for SLASH(Cf. ↑slasher) (in sense… …   English terms dictionary

  • obliquely erect — Directed obliquely, more or less at 45 degrees to basal surface [Butler, T.H.] …   Crustacea glossary

  • obliquely — adverb see oblique I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obliquely — /euh bleek lee, oh bleek /; Mil. /euh bluyk lee, oh bluyk /, adv. in an oblique manner or direction. [1565 75; OBLIQUE + LY] * * * …   Universalium

  • obliquely — adverb in an oblique manner; sideways …   Wiktionary

  • obliquely — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cornerways, diagonally, cater corner; see cornerwise …   English dictionary for students

  • obliquely — É™ blɪːklɪ adv. in an oblique manner; diagonally; indirectly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • obliquely — oblique·ly …   English syllables

  • obliquely — See: oblique …   English dictionary

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