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Definition of "aslant" []

  • At a slant; obliquely. (adverb)
  • Obliquely over or across: lay the paddle aslant the gunwales. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "aslant" in a sentence
  • "In Behind the Scenes at the Museum, a young girl happily cavorts in front of the TV screen broadcasting Elizabeth II's coronation; the moment simultaneously registers a shift in how the English experience their own history and a comical awareness of how "aslant" these experiences might prove to be."
  • "For years, people would look aslant at me, when I would make that statement."
  • "Pingback by Tailfeather » Blog Archive » Olive Kitteridge and looking at someone aslant — September 9, 2009 @ 3: 40 pm"