slope


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Synonyms for slope

Synonyms for slope

to depart or cause to depart from true vertical or horizontal

deviation from a particular direction

Synonyms for slope

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Again there was a sudden disruption, and another part of the slope sank to rise no more; but this time she felt herself seized by the waist and dragged back.
It is sluicing off the gravel, deepening the ditch, and altering the slope which was the old bend of the river.
With a gesture of impotent fury, he dashed away in the direction of an equally excited crowd, that on a point of the slope nearer the island were gesticulating and shouting to a second group of men, who on the opposite shore were clambering on over the choked debris of the flume that had dammed and diverted the current.
I walked to the left along the slope, turning my head about and peering this way and that among the straight stems of the trees.
I gave one more look into the blue shadows that had swallowed up this odd creature, and then retraced my way down the slope towards the stream, going as I judged in the direction from which I had come.
To get to the beach I should have to go through the trees where the shadows lurked, and down a bushy slope.
Their rear ranks were already passing out of sight ere the new-comers were urging their panting, foaming horses up the slope which had been the scene of that long drawn and bloody fight.
Its icy slope, scored by innumerable runners, looked like a mirror scratched by travellers at an inn.
Half-way up the slope Mattie stumbled against some unseen obstruction and clutched his sleeve to steady herself.
Then the people filed past to the right and to the left by hundreds and by thousands, and presently the grass of the slopes could be seen no more, because of their number.
Then, standing far beneath, he lifted up his voice, and it reached the thousands of those who clustered upon the slopes.
Below was a little valley and beyond a long, gently-rising slope with snug farmsteads scattered along it.
It was a practised eye that travelled up the slope to the crumbling canyon-wall and back and down again to the edge of the pool.
he cried out, as though to an auditor hidden somewhere above him beneath the surface of the slope.
You observe that in the ordinary swimming position of the Sperm Whale, the front of his head presents an almost wholly vertical plane to the water; you observe that the lower part of that front slopes considerably backwards, so as to furnish more of a retreat for the long socket which receives the boom-like lower jaw; you observe that the mouth is entirely under the head, much in the same way, indeed, as though your own mouth were entirely under your chin.