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From diagonal +‎ -ly.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdaɪ.æɡ.nə.li/, /ˈdaɪ.æɡ.ən.ə.li/

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diagonally (comparative more diagonally, superlative most diagonally)

  1. In a diagonal manner, not square to any direction.
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, “Foreword”, in The China Governess[1]:
      He turned back to the scene before him and the enormous new block of council dwellings. The design was some way after Corbusier but the block was built up on plinths and resembled an Atlantic liner swimming diagonally across the site.

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