athwart 1 of 2

as in through
from one side to the other of an intervening space after it enters the Gulf of Mexico, the hurricane is predicted to advance athwart to the Texas coastline

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as in diagonally
in a line or direction running from corner to corner we hung the twisted strips of crepe paper athwart to the floor and ceiling so that they formed giant crosses on all four walls

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2 of 2


as in across
to the opposite side of athwart the road was farmland as far as the eye could see

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“Athwart.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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