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[slant-wahyz, slahnt-] /ˈslæntˌwaɪz, ˈslɑnt-/
aslant; obliquely.
slanting; oblique.
Also, slantways
[slant-weyz, slahnt-] /ˈslæntˌweɪz, ˈslɑnt-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of slantwise
First recorded in 1565-75; slant + -wise Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • There also is the sea, flowing in slantwise ripples towards the land, so that he loses all sense of east or west.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • As it was, it caught him slantwise on the back and sent him staggering across the room.

    Buckskin Mose Buckskin Mose
  • She glanced at him; slantwise, yet the look made his heart ache.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • I had the south window, kind of slantwise facing the road, and about twenty foot from it, where it passed the store.

    Plain Mary Smith Henry Wallace Phillips
  • Davies nursed our walnut-shell tenderly over their crests, edging her slantwise across their course.

    The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
  • But what is there to prevent those doors to be fitted so as to move upwards, or horizontally, or slantwise?

  • slantwise across the high ridge of his twisted shoulder he looked at her long and contemptuously.

    Old Judge Priest Irvin S. Cobb
  • Andy turned his eyes, but not his head—which was a way he had—and regarded Pink slantwise for at least ten seconds.

    The Happy Family Bertha Muzzy Bower
  • Old Captain sat up on his haunches, his slantwise eyes wide open with wonder.

  • Was it the hair, in whose bronzen waves a slantwise ray of sunlight ignited little glints of red-gold?

    Caravans By Night Harry Hervey
British Dictionary definitions for slantwise


adverb, adjective
(prenominal) in a slanting or oblique direction
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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