Ob·lique·ly, adv. In an oblique manner; not directly; indirectly. “Truth obliquely leveled.”
Declining from the noon of day,
The sun obliquely shoots his burning ray. --Pope
His discourse tends obliquely to the detracting from others. --Addison.
adv 1: to, toward or at one side; "darting eyes looking sidelong
out of a wizened face" [syn: sidelong, sideways]
2: at an oblique angle; "the sun shone aslant into his face"
[syn: aslant, athwart]