Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a slanting or sloping manner or direction.
  • Indirectly.

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  • adverb at a slanting direction; aslant

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

  • adverb with a slant

Etymologies

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slanting +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Something rushed up into the sky out of the greyness—rushed slantingly upward and very swiftly into the luminous clearness above the clouds in the western sky; something flat and broad, and very large, that swept round in a vast curve, grew smaller, sank slowly, and vanished again into the grey mystery of the night.

    The War of The Worlds

  • The lane opened slantingly into the main road with a narrow opening, and had a delusive appearance of coming from the direction of London.

    The War of The Worlds

  • I turned and, running madly, made for the first group of trees, perhaps a hundred yards away; but I ran slantingly and stumbling, for I could not avert my face from these things.

    The War of The Worlds

  • I could see the green effulgence of the Star-light shining in, slantingly.

    The House on the Borderland

  • The lane opened slantingly into the main road with a narrow opening, and had a delusive appearance of coming from the direction of London.

    The War of The Worlds by H. G. Wells: Part 4 | Solar Flare: Science Fiction News

  • Something rushed up into the sky out of the greyness — rushed slantingly upward and very swiftly into the luminous clearness above the clouds in the western sky; something flat and broad, and very large, that swept round in a vast curve, grew smaller, sank slowly, and vanished again into the grey mystery of the night.

    The War of the Worlds

  • The lane opened slantingly into the main road with a narrow opening, and had a delusive appearance of coming from the direction of London.

    The War of the Worlds

  • As the clerk spoke he looked slantingly on the page, as a person might do to discover if some writing were dry.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • I discovered that a concave speculum hung slantingly high over his head; a movement in this caught my attention sharply, and I looked up to see, distorted and made fantastic but bright and beautifully colored, the magnified, reflected, evasive rendering of

    In the Days of the Comet

  • I turned and, running madly, made for the first group of trees, perhaps a hundred yards away; but I ran slantingly and stumbling, for I could not avert my face from these things.

    The War of the Worlds

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