OBLIQUE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OBLIQUE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  having slanting or sloping direction, course, or position; inclined
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
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.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In I
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.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
5  A small window shot an oblique square of whiter light upon the cluttered floor.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
6  The oblique band of sunlight which followed her through the door became the young wife well.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  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.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In VIII
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 Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
9  The oblique staring expression in them fascinated him.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In COUNTERPARTS
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 Hugo
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
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 Melville
Context  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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
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 Melville
Context  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.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In TWO GALLANTS
Example Sentence:
1  Mr Golding delivered an oblique warning, talking of the danger of sudden action.
2  The oblique rays of the sun on the orchards create this typical landscape that traditional iconography would associate with an earthly paradise.
3  Factors such as oblique and transverse cuts and cell overlap would affect the accuracy of this estimation.
4  He drew an oblique line form one corner of the paper to the other.
5  She made several oblique references to the current financial situation.
6  Casting a quick, oblique glance at the reviewing stand, the sergeant ordered the company to march.