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sidelong (adv.)

"toward the side," 1570s, alteration of Middle English sidlyng (see sidle), probably by influence of side (n.) + long (adj.). As an adjective from 1590s.

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Definitions of sidelong from WordNet
1
sidelong (adv.)
on the side;
the plow lay sidelong on the ground
sidelong (adv.)
with the side toward someone or something; "seated sidelong to the window"- Nathaniel Hawthorne;
sidelong (adv.)
to, toward or at one side;
darting eyes looking sidelong out of a wizened face
Synonyms: sideways / obliquely
2
sidelong (adj.)
(used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy; "her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen;
sidelong glances
Synonyms: askance / askant / asquint / squint / squint-eyed / squinty
sidelong (adj.)
situated at or extending to the side; "shot out sidelong boughs"- Tennyson;
Synonyms: lateral
sidelong (adj.)
inclining or directed to one side; "moved downward in a sidelong way" - Bram Stoker;
From wordnet.princeton.edu