Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as edgewise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb With the edge towards anything; in the direction of the edge.
  • adverb to succeed in expressing an opinion in a conversation, in spite of constant speech from another or others.

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

  • adverb With the edge facing in the direction of movement

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

  • adverb with the edge forward or on, by, or toward the edge
  • adverb 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.

    World Book Day preview

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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.

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

    The Return of Blue Pete

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