from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The state or quality of being oblique.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Quality or state of being oblique.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The characteristic of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the quality of being oblique and rambling indirectly
- noun the property of being neither parallel nor perpendicular, but at a slanting angle
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If anything, in a world where our sprawling media attempt to explain everything to us and yet end up spitting out so much chatter and noise, they’re weirder than ever — their very obliqueness is satisfyingly direct ....
Lost is * frequently* needlessly obtuse, and too often uses that obliqueness as an excuse for actual cleverness.
Along the way Wije and Ari get into fisticuffs over the legality of Muttiah Muralitharan's bowling action; their friend Jonny, who shares their passion for sport, as well as secretly nurturing a passion for young men, is attacked by villagers and imprisoned; and in the larger background, always referred to with the utmost obliqueness, there are riots, burnings, and wars – domestic and otherwise.
Eyes, piercing and black and large, with a traditionary hint of obliqueness, looked forth from under clear-stencilled, clean-arching brows.
They were long, true, but set squarely, and with just the slightest hint of obliqueness that was all for piquancy.
Hill knows that the sinister is enhanced by obliqueness.
Disconcerted by my obliqueness, the man said, "How can I do this in a bathing suit?"
I will say this: despite the movie's tiresome obliqueness, in the lead role, Puiu creates a genuinely unnerving fellow.
Then in a resonant, pedantic tone, reminiscent of the age, the art restorer snarls: Damn fools — perception rests on guarded obliqueness — destitute meandering of sight — guttural vicissitude kept well hidden behind the eye allows us to envision cold tomorrows without the trumpeting of the glib future — Bob interrupts her: Who are you?
It makes sense to me that you would prefer the obliqueness of what you describe as the Cageian approach rather than the Ginsberg approach.