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Synonyms for athwart

at an oblique angle

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The night had found (to him a night of wo) Upon a mountain crag, young Angelo - Beetling it bends athwart the solemn sky, And scowls on starry worlds that down beneath it lie.
Fail'd, as my pennon'd spirit leapt aloft, Perhaps my brain grew dizzy - but the world I left so late was into chaos hurl'd - Sprang from her station, on the winds apart, And roll'd, a flame, the fiery Heaven athwart.
When the clouds parted and a burst of pale November sunshine fell athwart the harbor and the pines Anne and her companion walked home together.
All of us, in our hearts, though we never spoke of it to each other, thought Cecily was not as well as she ought to be that spring, and we hated to hear anything said which seemed in any way to touch or acknowledge the tiny, faint shadow which now and again showed itself dimly athwart our sunshine.
We knew she carried fourteen boats to our five (we were one short through the desertion of Wainwright), and she began dropping them far to leeward of our last boat, continued dropping them athwart our course, and finished dropping them far to windward of our first weather boat.
Thus, at a time when the whole world is China's oyster, India is the only Asian country standing athwart China's march to glory and greatness.
And this was a self-styled 'caliphate' that in its heyday seemed to project efficient determination, and that attracted into its orbit deluded youngsters from lands far and wide who, lacking intellectual heft and a penetrative grasp of what they were getting themselves into, thought they were witnessing the rise of a powerful social movement, a movement that would resurrect the golden age of "true Islam", when Muslims were masters of their destiny, sitting athwart history, not importunate scarecrows, mendicants at the door of Western overlords.
5, after athwart cross for 5 generations, introgression QTL frequencies still reached 0.
When experts think they know better than the people, conservatives stand athwart history and yell Stop.
The deep waters of the South China Basin between the Spratly and also-disputed Paracel Islands lie athwart the most direct shipping lane between northeast Asia's industrial hubs of China, Japan and South Korea, the cola and iron ore exporters of northern Australia as well as Europe and the Middle East.
Carson, research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, clearly accesses the value of this volume, saying, "It is the theme of the book as a whole that is compelling, for it stands athwart twin monsters of our age--anemic theological sentimentality on the one hand, and bad-tempered ignorant dogmatism on the other--and cries 'Stop
By now, his sunglasses lay weird athwart the bridge of his nose, revealing a disturbing sight: with the muscles of his left cheek twitching furiously, his eyes appeared to be spinning horizontally in their sockets, as with a terrible rictus-like grin, he spoke in a parched, cracked voice.
That would be a feather in the cap of Iran's Lebanese proxy, as the first Arab border crossing to fall to a Hizbullah force outside Lebanon, and one, moreover, located athwart a main regional water source, the Yarmouk River.
But athwart this river is a viaduct, called "The Turn of Life," which, if crossed in safety, leads to the valleys of "Old Age," round which the river winds, and then flows beyond without a boat or cause away [sic] to effect its passage.