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Definition of Slant


  1. To be turned or inclined from a right line or level; to lie obliquely; to slope.
  2. To turn from a direct line; to give an oblique or sloping direction to; as, to slant a line.
  3. A slanting direction or plane; a slope; as, it lies on a slant.
  4. An oblique reflection or gibe; a sarcastic remark.
  5. Inclined from a direct line, whether horizontal or perpendicular; sloping; oblique.

Slant Quotations

Tell the truth, but tell it slant.
Emily Dickinson

Sometimes you have got to look at things really positively - without putting your head in the sand, you have got to manage the negatives and keep putting a positive slant on it, keep trying to find answers.
Brian McDermott

I have yet to see a piece of writing, political or non-political, that doesn't have a slant. All writing slants the way a writer leans, and no man is born perpendicular, although many men are born upright.
E. B. White

The mainstream media has its own agenda. They do not want to print the facts. They have an agenda, they have a slant, they have a bias. It is outrageous to me.
Curt Weldon

Events that get covered in the U.S. one way are not very important elsewhere or are given a completely different slant, and one needs to have a kind of comparative way of thinking in order to arrive at a judgment that is not completely provincial, that doesn't end up ratifying one's own national perspective and hence, one's own national agendas.
Judith Butler
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Slant Translations

slant in French is inclinaison
slant in Italian is declinazione
slant in Spanish is inclinacion
slant in Swedish is slutta, sluttning
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