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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Example sentences
There will be a brief sidelong glance at a landscape, and then he's drawing it.
Rather, it was the sly notes, the threats and the sidelong glances of her
  fellow students.
Even in newer movies, the cinematic city has frequently offered a backward or
  sidelong escape from the post-9/11 real thing.
Stella eventually comes of age by becoming part of that network of sidelong
  glances.
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