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[ uh-bleek-lee, oh-bleek-; Military uh-blahyk-lee, oh-blahyk- ]


  1. in an oblique manner or direction.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of obliquely1

First recorded in 1565–75; oblique + -ly

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Example Sentences

City Attorney Mara Elliott obliquely accused Council President Sean Elo-Rivera of sexism Monday after he criticized her for announcing a proposed settlement she had reached before informing the City Council.

Still, Rhodes has been obliquely mentioned in other Capitol rioter court documents for months.

Last but definitely not the least, in-market audiences are those customers who you do not directly target but still obliquely address in your search campaigns.

At the end of the meeting, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein obliquely took Republicans to task.

And it also addressed, however obliquely, the concerns of his Palestinian constituents back home.

The Afghan government will issue a news release obliquely blaming Pakistan.

He obliquely alluded to the classified program during his State of the Union address in January.

She has been linked on and off with rapper Kid Cudi, and has tweeted about him obliquely for months.

Coming down upon each other obliquely, these broad streams meet about the middle of the tropical belt.

The whole was sometimes placed obliquely, or even turned upside down, doubtless for the same reason.

Her gaze was obliquely attentive to his face, rugged and battered by travel, sallow now, where it had once been bronze.

Instead, we may distinguish four main groups of roads radiating from London, and a fifth which runs obliquely.

The ford, though, was not right across; a ledge of rock traversed the river obliquely.


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