from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Exhibiting moral or intellectual obliquity.
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The old lady is right kittenish about that; shows it to everyone, in spite of the fact that it makes her out of been leading an obliquitous life, or something, for about thirty-eight years.
Indeed, we cannot look upon it as other than the universal and eternal witness of God's goodness and love, to draw man to himself, and to testify to the meanest, most obliquitous mind, -- at least once in life, be it though in childhood, -- that there _is_ such a thing as _good without self_.