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Definition of Obliquely


  1. In an oblique manner; not directly; indirectly.

Obliquely Quotations

Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again become great.
Edward Hopper

It is not always by plugging away at a difficulty and sticking to it that one overcomes it; often it is by working on the one next to it. Some things and some people have to be approached obliquely, at an angle.
Andre Gide

The impulse to write comes, I think, from a desire - perhaps a need - to give imaginative life to experience, to share it with the reader, not to cover up the truth but to deliver it obliquely.
Paul Theroux

Of course, sometimes when you write personally, you are also writing about society, obliquely reflecting topical issues, but not in a way that people would expect you to or in the way that someone trying to make a point would.
Suzanne Vega

Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
Frank Moore Colby
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