side·​wise | \ ˈsīd-ˌwīz How to pronounce sidewise (audio) \

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1531, in the meaning defined above

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“Sidewise.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sidewise. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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