sidelong

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sidelong (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy "her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen","sidelong glances"
    • adj sidelong inclining or directed to one side "moved downward in a sidelong way" - Bram Stoker"
    • adj sidelong situated at or extending to the side "the lateral branches of a tree","shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson"
    • adv sidelong to, toward or at one side "darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face"
    • adv sidelong with the side toward someone or something "seated sidelong to the window"- Nathaniel Hawthorne"
    • adv sidelong on the side "the plow lay sidelong on the ground"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sidelong Lateral; oblique; not being directly in front; as, a sidelong glance. "The bashful virgin's sidelong looks of love."
    • Sidelong Laterally; obliquely; in the direction of the side.
    • Sidelong On the side; as, to lay a thing sidelong .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sidelong Laterally; obliquely; sidewise; in the direction of the side.
    • sidelong On the side; with the side horizontal.
    • sidelong Tending or inclining to one side; sloping; having a lateral course or direction; hence, indirect; one-sided; oblique; devious.
    • sidelong To fetter, as a preventive from straying or breaking pasture, by chaining a fore and a hind foot of the same side together.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sidelong oblique: not straight
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Sideling (adv.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. síde; Ger. seite, Dut. zijde.

Usage

In literature:

Many a sidelong glance did Rollo cast, however, at his companion, to see if he were likely to give in soon.
"Fort Desolation" by R.M. Ballantyne
The kite was thus compelled by the boat also to travel due north, though of course it did so in a sidelong manner.
"The Giant of the North" by R.M. Ballantyne
The man gave him another sidelong look.
"Prisoners of Hope" by Mary Johnston
He took off his cap, but with a sidelong eye seemed to be measuring the jump to the deck below.
"Little Miss Grouch" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
But I saw one of my enemies with a sidelong eye upon me, and tackled my horse at once.
"The Making Of A Novelist" by David Christie Murray
The sidelong glance she had bestowed upon him had fascination in it.
"Adam Johnstone's Son" by F. Marion Crawford
She eyed Annie sidelong, as if to gauge the effects of her attempts to set me up on a pedestal, out of Annie's reach.
"Sense from Thought Divide" by Mark Irvin Clifton
She stole sidelong looks here and there through the dappled woods.
"The Highgrader" by William MacLeod Raine
Again he thought, "She must be quizzing me;" and, to make sure, stole a sidelong glance at her.
"A Love Story Reversed" by Edward Bellamy
She stole a sidelong glance at her strange companion.
"The Mission Of Mr. Eustace Greyne" by Robert Hichens
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In poetry:

She saw the young Dominion strip
For battle with a grievous wrong,
And curled a noble Norman lip,
And looked with half an eye sidelong;
"Lines To A Friend Visiting America" by George Meredith
I made reply, some sidelong mutter;
We turned, we joined the rest at tea,
She ate three folds of bread and butter,
She had never thought at all of me!
"The Old Old Story" by William Bell Scott
Sidelong Tam he cam an' cam
A' amang the blaeberrie.
Wha could tell he meant na fair?
Weel I ken I chid him sair,
But that day we gaed na mair
Puin' o' the blaeberrie!
"The Sodger's Lassie" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
And sidelong glances, and coy smiles and dances,
Each maid enhances newly sprung delight;
Quick leaps the fire of Love's divine desire,
So kindled in the season when the Night
With broadest moons is bright;
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold
LEAVE go my hands, let me catch breath and see;
Let the dew-fall drench either side of me;
Clear apple-leaves are soft upon that moon
Seen sidelong like a blossom in the tree;
Ah God, ah God, that day should be so soon.
"In The Orchard" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
I had given you the pale rays which pour, magic and unreal,
On the brow of genius-angels, of angel turned ideal;
I changed demon into vestal, giggles into symphony,
And your leering sidelong glanced into the Aurora's glee.
"Venus and Madonna" by Mihai Eminescu

In news:

Sidelong look at Helton.
A Sidelong View of Science and Nature.
He gave a sidelong glance at the guards, reached into the elastic waist of his POW uniform, pulled something out and held it up.
Today's track, "Wildcat Strike," forms the first half of the album, which comprises two sidelong cuts.
Today's track, " Wildcat Strike," forms the first half of the album, which comprises two sidelong cuts.
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In science:

The mesh voltage of the small chambers is supplied through a dedicated pad while a 4 mm2 sidelong mesh voltage pad is used for the large chamber (see figure 1).
MICROMEGAS chambers for hadronic calorimetry at a future linear collider
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