The historical event, however, serves as an oblique background for the novel.
The definition of “innuendo,” according to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, is “an oblique allusion.”
Its presence, like so many references, is oblique, mysterious, tantalizing but ultimately unresolved.
An oblique view of baseball full of hijinks, havoc, and humor, this is fandom to the extreme.
In reply, K-Stew managed an oblique joke about her tabloid predicament.
It will be found that no queen attacks another, and also that no three queens are in a straight line in any oblique direction.
This is an oblique way of saying that Marduk succeeded where Ea failed.
The Professor then swung his axe vigorously, and began to cut an oblique stair-case in the ice up the sheer face of the precipice.
The launch, bathed in its oblique rays, could not lose sight of it.
Cephalis subspherical with an oblique cylindrical tubule of twice the length, and with few small pores.
early 15c., from Middle French oblique (14c.) and directly from Latin obliquus "slanting, sidelong, indirect," from ob "against" (see ob-) + root of licinus "bent upward," from PIE root *lei- "to bend, be movable" (see limb (n.1)). As a type of muscles, in reference to the axis of the body, 1610s (adj.), 1800 (n.). Related: Obliquely; obliqueness.
oblique o·blique (ō-blēk', ə-blēk')
Situated in a slanting position; not transverse or longitudinal.