Sidelong meaning

sīd'lông', -lŏng'
Directed to one side; sideways.

A sidelong glance.

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So as to slant; sloping.
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On or toward the side; sideways.
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In an oblique manner.
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Toward the side; laterally; obliquely.
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On the side; side downward.
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Inclined; slanting; sloping.
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Directed to the side, as a glance.
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Indirect; subtle or devious.

A sidelong remark.

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Directed to the side; sideways.

He cast me a sidelong glance.

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She made some sidelong remarks about his manhood.

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Towards the side; sideways.
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Origin of sidelong

  • Alteration of sideling
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • 1520s, from Middle English sidlyng (early 14th century), from side + -lyng (“(frequentive)") (modern English -le (“(frequentive)")). Reanalyzed as side +"Ž long.
    From Wiktionary