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sidelong

[ sahyd-lawng, -long ]
/ ˈsaɪdˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ /
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adjective

directed to one side: a sidelong glance.
inclined or slanting to one side.
indirect; roundabout: sidelong comments about his appearance.

adverb

toward the side; obliquely.

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Origin of sidelong

First recorded in 1515–25; side1 + long1
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British Dictionary definitions for sidelong

sidelong
/ (ˈsaɪdˌlɒŋ) /

adjective (prenominal)

directed or inclining to one side
indirect or oblique

adverb

from the side; obliquely
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