Definitions

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  • adv. With the edge facing in the direction of movement

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as edgewise.

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

  • adv. with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge
  • adv. as if by an edge; barely

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He could hardly get a word in edgeways as the audience howled its contempt and derision for his position.

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  • Good to see the Voice of the People getting a word in edgeways, but this list so daunting as to phase even this prizelisteria sufferer, so I'll just hang around in the shadows until a shortlist of ten emerges in February.

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  • And so she was running on, while Tom tried to get in a word edgeways; and at last he did, when the old lady got out of breath, and began fanning herself again; and then he asked if she knew the way to Shiny Wall.

    The Water Babies

  • I flatter myself that you & I agree on so many things except perhaps politics, religion, choice of cars & best dog-breeds etc but why, oh why, do you invite onto your Programme a lady who is so rude and who does not allow Mr Torode whoever he is to get a word edgeways

    Very Cross Talk on 18 Doughty Street

  • Take the coin edgeways between the first and third fingers of the right hand, the sides of those fingers pressing against the edges of the coin, and the middle finger steadying it from behind.

    Healthful Sports for Boys

  • And so she was running on, while Tom tried to get in a word edgeways; and at last he did, when the old lady got out of breath, and began fanning herself again.

    Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 2

  • "If you'll let him get in a word edgeways," laughed Tressa.

    The Return of Blue Pete

  • As to getting in a word edgeways with the men over the cigars -- perfectly impossible!

    Further Foolishness

  • "Oh, do let me get in a word edgeways," cried young Mrs. Abbott.

    Sleeping Fires: a Novel

  • Try to keep quiet for a moment, and see how it would seem; a body can't get in a word edgeways, you talk so much.

    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

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