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[uh-bleek-lee, oh-bleek-; Military uh-blahyk-lee, oh-blahyk-] /əˈblik li, oʊˈblik-; Military əˈblaɪk li, oʊˈblaɪk-/
in an oblique manner or direction.
Origin of obliquely
First recorded in 1565-75; oblique + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As to the stone, it glanced off obliquely and fell midway between the vessels.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Everything they print refers to Germans if not directly then obliquely.

    The Burning Spear John Galsworthy
  • Finally I descended the hill, obliquely, towards the trees I had seen.

    Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
  • The body of the file should move across straight and not obliquely.

  • But the shield returned a dry 428 sound, the spear grazing it obliquely.

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