Part of speech: adjective

Inclining or tending to one side; lateral.

Part of speech: adverb

In a lateral or oblique direction.

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Usage examples "sidelong":

  1. It arose from the crowd who were waiting round the Serapeum to see Caesar drive to the Circus; and Caracalla must have noticed it, for, when it waxed louder, he gave a sidelong glance toward the place from which it came, and an ominous frown gathered upon his brow. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. She had never seen anything more disagreeable than her aunt's sidelong glance. - "The Blood Red Dawn", Charles Caldwell Dobie.
  3. The inferior vena cava passes sidelong with the aorta in the abdomen. - "Surgical Anatomy", Joseph Maclise.