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adjective as in askew

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adjective as in slanting

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Colorado is very rural on the western slope and on the eastern plains.

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If so, the more heavily harvested a particular slope, the more camouflaged the plants that live there should be.

Groups of 20 or more hares gather each winter to nibble heather on leeward slopes, where the snow tends to be shallower.

It’s a slippery slope to task our team members with making judgments about other people.

Answering them all can feel like too much to bear sometimes, especially when I simply want to admire the changing leaves, listen to a stream roll by, or just not collapse while dragging myself up a slope.

Many thousands of years ago, glacial floods swept through the area and carved out the sloping sides of the current grounds.

On a green field below the sloping campus, teams huddle and plot strategy as group leaders and refs get the games into place.

Modernist in style, it has a great sloping roof and circular windows offering views of the city.

The winding, sloping roads had been a pleasure to navigate, the air perfumed with onions growing by the roadside.

A column of wildebeest cantered rigidly in the other direction—all spindly legs, candyfloss white beards, and sloping backs.

Robert was out there under the shed, reclining in the shade against the sloping keel of the overturned boat.

Lettice, he saw, was lying with a cigarette against the bank of sloping sand that curved above them.

His straw-hued hair, brushed back from a sloping brow, hung lankly down upon his coat-collar.

Set back on the middle of two lots, it was, with a cement drive sloping up from the street to the garage backed against the alley.

She knew that, because she had seen it in his desk—the desk once belonging to her father, a sloping thing with a green-baize top.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sloping, such as: slanted, tilted, inclining, aslant, aslope, and oblique.

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