on a diagonal


: corner to corner across the center : diagonally
The stone wall cuts across the field on a diagonal.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web What happens when it is sliced on a diagonal plane? George Hart, Scientific American, 5 Feb. 2013 What’s the backstory on that house at Ninth Avenue and E Street, on a diagonal from the train engine on the Park Strip? David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Apr. 2022 The hack works like this: Instead of placing your box with its edges parallel to the edges of the wrapping paper, put it on a diagonal in the middle of the piece of wrapping paper. Kelsey Hurwitz, Woman's Day, 17 Dec. 2019 While some of the dresses were worn horizontally or on a diagonal, revealing corset undergarments in neutral tones, one model walked with a fully upside-down dress, the hemline obscuring her face and her legs emerging from the sweetheart neckline. Jacqui Palumbo, CNN, 25 Jan. 2023 Going the other way on a diagonal, make very shallow lines. Sheryl Julian, BostonGlobe.com, 27 Dec. 2022 Inside, checkerboard tiles set on a diagonal line the central hall, which accesses the main living areas and a set of stairs. Lauren Beale, Forbes, 9 Oct. 2022 Slice ends off celery on a diagonal, and discard. Sarah Karnasiewicz, WSJ, 6 May 2022 Gentileschi posed her protagonist on a diagonal, the curve of her arms and shoulders and her angled head a pair of spiraling oval shapes tipped back in space, destabilizing the figure. Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2022 See More

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“On a diagonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20a%20diagonal. Accessed 5 Jun. 2023.

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