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aslant

[uh-slant, uh-slahnt] /əˈslænt, əˈslɑnt/
adverb
1.
at a slant; slantingly; obliquely.
adjective
2.
slanting or on a slant; oblique.
preposition
3.
slantingly across; athwart.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English on slont, on slent on slope, at a slant
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  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for aslant

aslant

/əˈslɑːnt/
adverb
1.
at a slant
preposition
2.
at a slant across or athwart
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Word Origin and History for aslant
adv.

early 14c., o-slant, literally "on slant," from on + slant (v.). As a preposition from c.1600.

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