from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • The Eastern Hemisphere. The term is often used to refer specifically to Europe.


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  • Lerumie, with another side-long look, knew that he was observed and that he dare not go to extremes.


  • And Lerumie, with a side-long look to see if the deed meditated for his foot was screened from observation, aimed a kick at the son of his four-legged enemy.


  • It was the most grippingly futuristic music out, and seemed to have a few potential stars – Goldie among them – but it wasn't to be, largely because drum'n'bass artists who took the major labels 'money tended to spend it on records that made the Emerson, Lake and Palmer album with the side-long piano concerto on it look like a model of unpretentious brevity.


  • We had wandered away from the curb and were just turning back to grab it when the biddy took one side-long glance at me and jumped in like a cat burglar.

    The Nervous Breakdown

  • But his face appeared against the blank screen of her closed eyelids anyway—not smiling at her but looking side-long, and she could see the scar at his temple, the uneven curl at the corner of his mouth, and the silver line on his throat where Simon had bitten him—all the marks and flaws and imperfections that made up the person she loved most in the world.

    City of Glass

  • I cast a side-long glance in Poppys direction and saw that, sure enough, Sienna was whispering in her ear and glancing pointedly at Upton and me.

    Paradise Lost

  • To look at a star by glances — to view it in a side-long way, by turning toward it the exterior portions of the retina (more susceptible of feeble impressions of light than the interior), is to behold the star distinctly — is to have the best appreciation of its lustre — a lustre which grows dim just in proportion as we turn our vision fully upon it.

    The Murders in the Rue Morgue

  • I especially loved the closing, side-long track "Papa Don't Take No Mess," which has the crackly sound of a groove-sampling epic decades before there were such things.

    Archive 2006-12-24

  • A side-long glance showed her Techotl crouching on the breast of his prostrate enemy, and striving to break the other's hold on his wrist and drive home a dagger.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan

  • The attendants along the walls shot uneasy glances side-long at each other.

    The Conquering Sword Of Conan


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