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[uh-bleek-lee, oh-bleek-; Military uh-blahyk-lee, oh-blahyk-] /əˈblik li, oʊˈblik-; Military əˈblaɪk li, oʊˈblaɪk-/
in an oblique manner or direction.
Origin of obliquely
1565-75; oblique + -ly Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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 lamplight.
  • There is another reason that was touched on only obliquely in the article.
  • Officials speak obliquely of its capabilities for carrying out offensive operations in cyberspace if ordered by the president.
  • By contrast, the novel works obliquely with gaps and silences.
  • Brill obliquely refers to such research in half a sentence.
  • Although it is obliquely ribald now, it is still hilarious.
  • Each dance alluded to character and situation, but only obliquely.

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