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


in an oblique manner or direction.

Origin of obliquely

First recorded in 1565–75; oblique + -ly
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Related Words for obliquely

sidelong, diagonally, catty-corner, cornerwise, kitty-corner

Examples from the Web for obliquely

Contemporary Examples of obliquely

Historical Examples of obliquely

  • As to the stone, it glanced off obliquely and fell midway between the vessels.

    The White Company

    Arthur Conan Doyle

  • Everything they print refers to Germans if not directly then obliquely.

    The Burning Spear

    John Galsworthy

  • Finally I descended the hill, obliquely, towards the trees I had seen.

    Heart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad

  • The body of the file should move across straight and not obliquely.

  • But the shield returned a dry 428 sound, the spear grazing it obliquely.