obliquely obliquely  /əb ˈlik li/


  1. (adv) to, toward or at one side
  2. (adv) at an oblique angle



  1. It thereby, as I reported, obliquely gives foreign terrorists the same procedures as American citizens, if not the same rights.
  2. It's a point that Labour Cabinet Minister Shaun Woodward made more obliquely.



  1. "It's not lost on men and women of color when people make remarks that are clearly racist, if not directly racist, obliquely racist. And I think they have appropriately called his hand on it," Mr. Perry said.
    on Sep 21, 2006 By: Rick Perry Source: KVUE

  2. Weitz said: "Philip Pullman is against any kind of organised dogma, whether it is church hierarchy or, say, a Soviet hierarchy. We often deal quite obliquely with it in the film ...... but we have done service to Pullman's books. Those people who...
    on May 21, 2007 By: Chris Weitz Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. In 1927, Hungarian-born photographer Laszlo Moholy-Nagy wrote how "unfamiliar views made by positioning the camera obliquely, or pointing it up or down" constituted one of the essential elements of modern photography.
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: László Moholy-Nagy Source: Times LIVE

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