None of his detractors or supporters will have sloped across to the other side because of the contents of this book.
The earth here was bare of undergrowth and sloped sharply down into a marshy ravine.
The 'ways' sloped at a gradient of one foot in twelve, and had iron surfaces.
Mile after mile we passed wooded shores that sloped up to mountains of prodigious height.
At last, at last, she was at the top of the valley which sloped to the farm!
Well, after he sloped for the border Bonita an' I were hard put to it to keep alive.
The square was situated on the beach, which sloped steeply to the sea.
It had an iron floor, sloped so as to allow water to drain off easily, and contained six small baths and showers fixed above them.
It, too, sloped downward, more abruptly from the intersection.
To our left was a hundred-foot drop to the talus that sloped down to the cañon.
1590s, "go in an oblique direction," from earlier adjective meaning "slanting" (c.1500), probably from Middle English aslope (adv.) "on the incline" (late 15c.), from Old English *aslopen, past participle of aslupan "to slip away," from a- "away" + slupan "to slip" (see sleeve). From 1709 as "to be in a slanting position;" transitive sense "place in a slanting position" is from c.1600. Related: Sloped; sloping.
1610s, "inclination," from slope (v.). Meaning "an incline, a slant (of ground)" is from 1620s. Derogatory slang meaning "Oriental person" is attested from 1948.