Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as crosswise, 2, 3.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb transversely; crosswise

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb transversely

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Examples

  • Annesley's heart seemed to drop out of its place, to go "crossways," as her old Irish nurse used to say a million years ago.

    The Second Latchkey

  • Jesus, Andy, you nearly put the heart crossways on me.

    The Priest

  • I got crossways here with many regulars a long time ago for calling backup a troll when he was captain mantastic.

    Think Progress » The Party of Lincoln falls short on civil rights.

  • While butter and jam are very nice on a soda farl, the BEST way to eat one (though not necessarily the healthiest) is to cut it crossways, fry the cut sides in a little bit of butter, and then serve it as a sandwich with crisp bacon (or sausages) and a fried egg.

    Skillet Scones (Soda Bread Farls) | Baking Bites

  • Addressed to his Son ', are written crossways across the flap, apparently in Bloomfield's hand.

    Letter 128

  • This often put her crossways with people that she loved.

    Jeanne's Song, 2010

  • He dropped back on the bed crossways so that his feet were still on the floor, and stared up at the ceiling.

    SCANDAL

  • When I was in exile a few years back, I took a bunch of classes at the U here, the modern version of closetting yourself in a monastery when you got crossways with the King.

    Unplug Education. No Computers In Schools. - Dan_McLaughlin’s blog - RedState

  • I did not expect to discover that being a Christian might put one crossways with the assumptions that shape "normality" -- assumptions that make war unproblematic -- but like it or not, I became convinced that Christians cannot kill.

    Stanley Hauerwas: The Surprise of Being a Christian

  • I did not expect to discover that being a Christian might put one crossways with the assumptions that shape "normality" -- assumptions that make war unproblematic -- but like it or not, I became convinced that Christians cannot kill.

    Stanley Hauerwas: The Surprise of Being a Christian

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