1 His wife had never shown any jealousy of Mattie, but of late she had grumbled increasingly over the house-work and found oblique ways of attracting attention to the girl's inefficiency.
2 Mrs. Peniston, on whom she had looked in a day or two after the dinner, laid down her crochet-work and turned abruptly from her oblique survey of Fifth Avenue.
3 As he thundered out this he made a rush at Bildad, but with a marvellous oblique, sliding celerity, Bildad for that time eluded him.
4 They went towards the extreme stern, on the ship's lee side, where the deck, with the oblique energy of the wind, was now almost dipping into the creamy, sidelong-rushing sea.
5 A small window shot an oblique square of whiter light upon the cluttered floor.
6 The oblique band of sunlight which followed her through the door became the young wife well.
Return of the Native By Thomas HardyContext Highlight In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
7 I recognized by the oblique feet that it was some extinct creature after the fashion of the Megatherium.
8 When the position of the stone is oblique, the motion of the island is so too: for in this magnet, the forces always act in lines parallel to its direction.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan SwiftContext Highlight In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
9 The oblique staring expression in them fascinated him.
10 Her ears were very wide apart, her saddle deep, a fine head marked with a black star, a very long neck, strongly articulated knees, prominent ribs, oblique shoulders and a powerful crupper.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor HugoContext Highlight In BOOK 11: CHAPTER III—JUST INDIGNATION OF A HAIR-DRESSER
11 Going forward and glancing over the weather bow, I perceived that the ship swinging to her anchor with the flood-tide, was now obliquely pointing towards the open ocean.
12 In obedience to a sign from Ahab, Starbuck was now pulling obliquely across Stubb's bow; and when for a minute or so the two boats were pretty near to each other, Stubb hailed the mate.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
13 Almost invariably it is all over obliquely crossed and re-crossed with numberless straight marks in thick array, something like those in the finest Italian line engravings.
14 A low rumbling sound was heard; a subterraneous hum; and then all held their breaths; as bedraggled with trailing ropes, and harpoons, and lances, a vast form shot lengthwise, but obliquely from the sea.
Moby Dick By Herman MelvilleContext Highlight In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
15 Then he walked rapidly along beside the chains at some distance and crossed the road obliquely.