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adjective as in inclining

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On the Browns’ third play, Mayfield rifled a slant to Jarvis Landry, who sprinted past a passel of defensive backs until he dived into the end zone.

Other scenarios just didn’t arrange this group of KBOs in the right place with the right slant.

It just gave me a whole new slant on how to approach these stories.

Then Uiagalelei brought his Hercules arm to the overtime as well, zooming one to a slanting Cornell Powell, a Clemson senior receiver having a heyday after several years of spot duty.

Yet throughout the offseason, NFL analysts have debated whether Thomas’s production is best explained by his skill and talent, or if instead he’s merely a good receiver who runs a lot of slants and benefits from being in an elite offense.

The silverback pushes past the teen, rolling him down a slanting hill.

“The news is slanting in different directions,” Tom complains as he and Vickie hunker down in a bar.

What stands out is a positive willpower and drive seen in the strong, upward-slanting ‘t’ bars (as in “pattern”).

At another, slanting morning light indicates an a.m. moment.

Hilda took the letter with apprehension, as she recognized the down-slanting calligraphy of Sarah Gailey.

With a characteristic peculiar slanting motion Edwin nodded.

Then came the end: the Titanic, with a low long slanting dive went down and with her Thomas Andrews.

Unfortunately a slanting groove has been cut through the upper mouldings of it.

Holding it with the light slanting over it, he peered inside, but found no inscription.


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On this page you'll find 12 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to slanting, such as: bent, sloping, tilting, aslant, aslope, and oblique.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.