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Use "cater-cornered" in a sentence
"Today, the young couple—22 and 20 when painted—hang cater-cornered on two walls of a high-ceilinged salon, otherwise empty except for a small Van Dyck picture of the head of Christ."
"Across the table from him, cater-cornered, at Mr. Morse's right, sat Judge Blount, a local superior court judge."
"He'd extend his left hand, and we would grope a bit, obliquely, cater-cornered, as if we were about to begin a minuet."