from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Directed to one side; oblique.
- adj. Sloping; inclined.
- adv. Obliquely; sideways.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. directed toward one side
- adj. inclining, having an inclination
- adv. in a sidelong direction
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Inclining to one side; directed toward one side; sloping; inclined.
- adv. Sidelong; on the side; laterally; also, obliquely; askew.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sidewise; sidelong; aslant; laterally; obliquely.
- Inclined; sloping; having an oblique position or motion; sidelong; as, sideling ground; a sideling approach.
- n. The slope of a hill; a line of country whose cross-section is inclined or sloping.
The charge Hill with engaging in "evasive and unprofessional activities, including sideling key officials at the State Department and breaking commitments made for the record before congressional committees."
Miss Margland, who, sideling towards the window, on pretence of examining a print, had heard and seen all that had passed, was almost overpowered with rage, by the conviction she received that her apprehensions were not groundless.
So I went back, and saw a man, presumably of ill repute, sideling up to the ATM machine as it asked if I needed more time, and when he saw me, he dashed away.
It seems that this cranky wretch of a mare had been sideling and fidgeting when Mr. Falkland and his daughter started for their ride; but had gone pretty fairly — Miss Falkland, like my sister Aileen, could ride anything in reason — when suddenly
Then they lashed together many sad strokes, and traced and traversed now backward, now sideling, hurtling together like two boars, and that same time they fell both grovelling to the earth.
The eyes that looked back had a slit and sideling quality that he did not remember.
West Philadelphia approach by Thirty-fifth street on the other; directly on the route to the Centennial Exhibition; contiguous to the great railroad artery of the United States, the Pennsylvania Central, a sideling from which will enter the receiving-house of the society
Rude fellows on horseback, of the roughest description, sat sideling on their torn saddles just before the
Ten characteristics mark the phlebotomist: -- He walks sideling along; he is proud; he stoops awhile before seating himself; he has an envious and evil eye; he is a gourmand, but he defecates little at a time; he is suspected of incontinence, robbery, and murder.
Mascola advanced warily with peculiar sideling steps.
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