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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A slanted line. Not expressed in a direct way.

Usage examples (38)
  • Some think that the earth remains at rest. But Philolaus the Pythagorean believes that, like the sun and moon, it revolves around the fire in an oblique circle.
  • The oblique rays of the winter sun
  • This led to what Mr. Burnett described — in oblique terms — as a true life-threatening event.
  • This fenfe of the word oblique refpeets the pofition of a leaf; and is exemplified in Prctea and Fritillaria. for more
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