indirect; roundabout: sidelong comments about his appearance.
toward the side; obliquely.
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How to use sidelong in a sentence
Williams has been starring in sitcoms since he was a child, when he played the young Chris Rock in Everybody Hates Chris, and his obvious ease in front of the camera makes him the right guy to offer little sidelong glances to the viewers at home.One Good Thing: ABC’s Abbott Elementary breathes new life into the mockumentary | Emily VanDerWerff | January 17, 2022 | Vox
Millions of dads probably got the same lines, giving them no more than a sidelong glance before dinner.
As I field final exam questions, a few of the browner students cast sidelong glances.
She accentuated its effect by the masculine fashion of her clothes and the way she swept back her hair sidelong from her forehead.The Creators | May Sinclair
Augustine looked at the Duchesse de Carigliano, and indicated the Colonel by a sidelong glance.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket | Honore de Balzac
Vyrtl, with a concentration of will, prevented his eyes from peeping sidelong at Wilkins' expression.The Envoy, Her | Horace Brown Fyfe
He moved downwards in a sidelong way, some hundred feet down, and a good deal to the left.Dracula | Bram Stoker
"I don't think so," she said, with a sidelong lifting of the heavy lashes; and I caught the color of her eyes for a second.In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
British Dictionary definitions for sidelong
directed or inclining to one side
indirect or oblique
from the side; obliquely
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