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sidelong

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adverb side·long \ˈsīd-ˌlȯŋ\

Definition of sidelong

  1. 1 :  sideways, obliquely

  2. 2 archaic :  on the side



Origin of sidelong

alteration of 1sideling


First Known Use: 14th century


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sidelong

adjective side·long

Simple Definition of sidelong

  • : made to the left or right or out of the corner of your eye

Full Definition of sidelong

  1. 1 :  lying or inclining to one side :  slanting

  2. 2a :  directed to one side <sidelong looks>b :  indirect rather than straightforward

1597

First Known Use of sidelong

1597


SIDELONG Defined for Kids

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sidelong

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adjective side·long \ˈsīd-ˌlȯŋ\

Definition of sidelong

  1. :  made to one side or out of the corner of the eye <a sidelong look>




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sidelong

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adverb side·long

Definition of sidelong

  1. :  out of the corner of the eye <The boy glanced sidelong at the pie on the table.>




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