[uh-bleek-lee, oh-bleek-; Military uh-blahyk-lee, oh-blahyk-]
in an oblique manner or direction.

1565–75; oblique + -ly

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oblique (əˈbliːk)
1.  at an angle; slanting; sloping
2.  geometry
 a.  (of lines, planes, etc) neither perpendicular nor parallel to one another or to another line, plane, etc
 b.  not related to or containing a right angle
3.  indirect or evasive
4.  grammar denoting any case of nouns, pronouns, etc, other than the nominative and vocative
5.  biology having asymmetrical sides or planes: an oblique leaf
6.  (of a map projection) constituting a type of zenithal projection in which the plane of projection is tangential to the earth's surface at some point between the equator and the poles
7.  something oblique, esp a line
8.  another name for solidus
9.  nautical the act of changing course by less than 90°
10.  an aerial photograph taken at an oblique angle
11.  to take or have an oblique direction
12.  (of a military formation) to move forward at an angle
[C15: from Old French, from Latin oblīquus, of obscure origin]

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Example sentences
Or moving obliquely because my thinking on the topic is incoherent.
Furthermore, the song's lyrics obliquely suggested a call to arms.
The closer the object the more obliquely each eye will perceive that object
  relative to each other.
He watched sleepily the flakes, silver and dark, falling obliquely against the
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