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sideways

[sahyd-weyz] /ˈsaɪdˌweɪz/
adverb
1.
with a side foremost.
2.
facing to the side.
3.
toward or from one side.
4.
with a deceitful, scornful, disparaging, or amorous glance.
adjective
5.
moving, facing, or directed toward one side.
6.
indirect or evasive.
Also, sideway, sidewise
[sahyd-wahyz] /ˈsaɪdˌwaɪz/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of sideways
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; side1 + -ways

sideway

[sahyd-wey] /ˈsaɪdˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a byway.
adjective, adverb
2.
Origin
First recorded in 1605-15; side1 + way1
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  • There are three ways of doing this, forwards, backwards, and sideways.

    Orchesography John Weaver
  • Then she turned to Sia Kung-Schong, and smiled at him sideways.

  • That was what he had walked off sideways towards the woods for.

  • "Twist about, and go in sideways," muttered the voice first heard.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • In that business of trails a lady's heart has got Rome left standin' sideways.

    Faro Nell and Her Friends Alfred Henry Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for sideways

sideways

/ˈsaɪdˌweɪz/
adverb
1.
moving, facing, or inclining towards one side
2.
from one side; obliquely
3.
with one side forward
adjective (prenominal)
4.
moving or directed to or from one side
5.
towards or from one side
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Word Origin and History for sideways
adv.

1570s, from side (n.) + way, with adverbial genitive. To look sideways "cast scornful glances" is recorded from 1844.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Idioms and Phrases with sideways
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