from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Slantwise.

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

  • adverb at a slant; moving or directed in a slantwise position or direction


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  • "That's a bitch," Hervie said, making his odd slantways grin.

    Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine

  • I mean it is told forwards and backwards, inwards and outwards, sideways and slantways.

    Archive 2004-04-01

  • Here he confessed to a knife-like pain in his left side; the brunt of the blow, it seemed, had met him slantways between rib and hip.

    Australia Felix

  • Kenny Bayst, according to my slantways look at Nancy's racecard, was riding a horse called Rudiments: number seven, owned by the Duke of Wessex, trained by Miss.

    Rat Race

  • A huge obstacle to the northwest, probably a buried clump of brush, had made the wind turn back upon itself, first downward, then, at the bottom of the pit, in a direction opposite to that of the main current above, and finally slantways upward again to the summit of the obstacle, where it rejoined the parent blow.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • And with my mind's eye I saw the dusky bird: shooting slantways upward in its low flight which ends in a nearly perpendicular slide down to within ten or twelve feet from the ground, the bird being closely followed by a second one pursuing.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • Round the spinney; slantways across a field; up and over a gate, the girl clinging to me like a leech; down a lane; up and over another gate; and then the girl's shaking right arm was thrust over my shoulder.

    The Yeoman Adventurer

  • So it jumped slantways across the soft, central cushion of the trail into the other track.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • It blew in slantways under the top, then described a curve upward, and downward again, as if it were going to settle on the right end of the back.

    Over Prairie Trails

  • It is a small figure perched slantways above a roundabout, an elegant, Victorian god with a Grecian name — Eros of Piccadilly Circus.

    Death of a Peer


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