aslant

[uh-slant, uh-slahnt]
adverb
1.
at a slant; slantingly; obliquely.
adjective
2.
slanting or on a slant; oblique.
preposition
3.
slantingly across; athwart.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English on slont, on slent on slope, at a slant

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aslant (əˈslɑːnt)
 
adv
1.  at a slant
 
prep
2.  at a slant across or athwart

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aslant
c.1300, o-slant, lit. "on slant," from on + slant.
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Example sentences
And the gondola drifts over the lagoon, aslant to the coming dawn.
Jaeger's head is aslant and his eyes jut forward in a pose both arrogant and dissolute.
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