Side-long

sidelong

[sahyd-lawng, -long]
adjective
1.
directed to one side: a sidelong glance.
2.
inclined or slanting to one side.
3.
indirect; roundabout: sidelong comments about his appearance.
adverb
4.
toward the side; obliquely.

Origin:
1515–25; side1 + long1

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sidelong (ˈsaɪdˌlɒŋ)
 
adj
1.  directed or inclining to one side
2.  indirect or oblique
 
adv
3.  from the side; obliquely

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sidelong
1523, alteration of M.E. sidlyng (see sidle), probably by infl. of side + long.
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