from The Century Dictionary.
- Athwart; obliquely.
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Then they begin to see that this, beautiful as it may be, is still a make-believe light; that we do not live in the inside of a pearl; but in an atmosphere through which a burning sun shines thwartedly, and over which a sorrowful night must far prevail.
Lectures on Art Delivered before the University of Oxford in Hilary term, 1870 John Ruskin 1859
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