Definition of Sidelong

1. Adjective. (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy. "Sidelong glances"

Exact synonyms: Askance, Askant, Asquint, Squint, Squint-eyed, Squinty
Similar to: Indirect



2. Adverb. On the side. "The plow lay sidelong on the ground"

3. Adjective. Situated at or extending to the side. "Shot out sidelong boughs"
Exact synonyms: Lateral
Similar to: Side

4. Adverb. With the side toward someone or something. "Seated sidelong to the window"

5. Adjective. Inclining or directed to one side. "Moved downward in a sidelong way"
Similar to: Inclined

6. Adverb. To, toward or at one side. "Darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"
Exact synonyms: Obliquely, Sideways

Definition of Sidelong

1. adv. Laterally; obliquely; in the direction of the side.

2. a. Lateral; oblique; not being directly in front; as, a sidelong glance.

Definition of Sidelong

1. Adjective. Directed to the side; sideways. ¹

2. Adjective. Slanting or sloping; oblique. ¹

3. Adjective. Indirect; suggestive; not straightforward. ¹

4. Adverb. Towards the side; sideways. ¹

5. Adverb. obliquely ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sidelong

1. directed to one side [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sidelong

sideline cut
sidelined
sideliner
sideliners
sidelines
sideling
sidelining
sideload
sideloaded
sideloading
sideloads
sidelobe
sidelobes
sidelock
sidelocks
sidelong (current term)
sidely
sideman
sidemeat
sidemen
sidemodes
sidenote
sidenotes
sidepath
sidepaths
sidepiece
sidepieces
sideproduct
sidequest
sidequests

Literary usage of Sidelong

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Poetical Works of John Dryden by John Dryden (1909)
"Then, when abe casts on thee a sidelong Then try thy heart, and tell me if it dance. Some coarse cold salad is before thee ) glance, <u>t- set, Bread, ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1887)
"... full upon him in the most orthodox fashion. one more failure to add to the long list of his misfortunes, he took a sidelong look to right and left, ..."

3. A Manual of Civil Engineering by William John Macquorn Rankine, William J. Millar (1907)
"When the natural ground has a steep sidelong slope, it is, in general, necessary to cut its surface into steps before making the embankment, in order that ..."

4. A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: Comprising the by William Mitchell Gillespie (1871)
"Whcn the ground is sidelong, ie, /MM a transverse slope, " Two-level" The cross-section of the ground, at right angles to the direction of the road, ..."

5. Journal [Aug. 1, 1832 to July 17, 1833] by Fanny Kemble (1835)
"... and making as many angles, fetches, and sidelong deviations from the point they aim at, as if the devil had tied a string to their legs and jerked it ..."

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