The silverback pushes past the teen, rolling him down a slanting hill.
At another, slanting morning light indicates an a.m. moment.
“The news is slanting in different directions,” Tom complains as he and Vickie hunker down in a bar.
Her slanting eyes were big with fear, and he tried to tell her with a look that he did not want this.
Either the gulls' cries or the sun, now slanting in the west, disturbed him.
The projectile had entered the chest, and slanting upwards, had burst among the vitals, reducing them to a gory pulp.
The sun was flooding the mountain slopes with slanting light.
Its clean, straight, myriad-windowed towers glowed under a slanting sun in an air as crystal clear as that of his own hills.
When the flood came it struck the slanting front of the four locomotives.
The shadows of the telegraph poles, slanting eastward, became longer and longer.
1520s, "to strike obliquely" (against something), alteration of slenten "slip sideways" (c.1300), perhaps via a Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish slinta "to slip," Norwegian slenta "to fall on one side"), from Proto-Germanic *slintanan. Intransitive sense of "to slope, to lie obliquely" is first recorded 1690s; transitive sense of "to give a sloping direction to" is from 1805. Related: Slanted; slanting. As an adverb from late 15c.; as an adjective from 1610s. Slant rhyme attested from 1944.
1650s, "an oblique direction or plane" (originally of landforms), from slant (v.). Meaning "a way of regarding something" is from 1905. Derogatory slang sense of "a slant-eyed Asian person" is recorded from 1943, from earlier slant-eyes (1929).