di·ag·o·nal·ly | \dī-ˈa-gə-nə-lē, -ˈag-nə-lē\

Definition of diagonally 

: in a diagonal manner

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Examples of diagonally in a Sentence

placed two strips of pimiento diagonally on each deviled egg

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Gadson fought off the employee and the two women raced across the parking lot, where a police car had parked diagonally, trying to block their path, Bell said. Melanie Burney, Philly.com, "Family of woman fatally shot by Deptford police hold protest, demand answers," 1 July 2018 Koehler’s vehicle was parked diagonally with its front end toward the middle of the street and its headlights on. Kimberly Fornek, chicagotribune.com, "Police: Vehicle of driver charged with DUI goes into Hinsdale home's front yard," 26 June 2018 After the stripes fully dry, place another piece of tape diagonally across half of the strip, and paint the rest of it with a darker shade to get the two-tone look. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "7 Ridiculously Cool Nail Designs to Copy this Summer," 5 June 2018 The sheets of glass produced by a Generation 10.5 plant measure 11 feet by more than 9 feet — an efficient size for making large panels measuring more than 65 inches diagonally. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Publication retreats on report that Foxconn will cut back on initial Wisconsin investment," 23 May 2018 Padilla, in turn, made eye contact to support a younger girl sitting diagonally in front of her. Anchorage Daily News, "Inside Southwest Flight 1380, 20 minutes of chaos and terror," 19 Apr. 2018 Citing the book’s authors, The Telegraph reports that a rectangle of four Sarsen stones, or sandstone blocks, when split in half diagonally, forms a perfect Pythagorean 5:12:13 triangle. James Rogers, Fox News, "Stonehenge secret: Did builders use Pythagoras' theorem 2,000 years before the philosopher lived?," 21 June 2018 Pick the parachute up from the corner diagonally opposite the corner with the strings. Science Buddies, Scientific American, "Parachutes with Holes," 14 June 2018 The French toast features two thick slabs of rich, eggy bread sliced diagonally and cooked on a griddle until golden. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Pastrami time: 5 things to know about Broadway Deli's ‘mostly Jewish’ specialties," 8 June 2018

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1541, in the meaning defined above

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