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obliquity

(ŏ-blik -wă-tee) The angle between the equatorial and orbital planes of a celestial body.

obliquity

The characteristic in wide-angle or oblique photography that portrays the terrain and objects at such an angle and range that details necessary for interpretation are seriously masked or are at a very small scale, rendering interpretation difficult or impossible.
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Williams presents Hegel's ethics as an alternative between classical natural rights theory and modern individualistic liberalism, yet one that is free of the obliquities that mark other post-modern alternatives.
Such a book--concerned as it is with vicissitudes of address and self-knowledge, with the shaping pressures and obliquities of one's own language--carries peculiar perils for anyone trying to write about it.
Despite their pedigreed diction, his poems never strut, condescend, or lapse into mandarin whims and obliquities.