off to one side

off to one side

beside something; (moved) slightly away from something. Our garden has roses in the middle and a spruce tree off to one side. He took me off to one side to tell me the bad news.
See also: off, one, side
References in classic literature ?
You see, my friends, when a man has had a taste of that kind of travelling, he can't get along afterward with any other; so, on our next expedition, instead of going off to one side, we'll go right ahead, going up, too, all the time.
It rolled off to one side and laid there quite quiet but I didn't dare move and I don't know what would have become of me if Amos Cowan hadn't come along that very minute with a lantern.
I thanked him; I couldn't do less; and about this time a lackey came to say I was wanted; so Clarence led me in and took me off to one side and sat down by me.
A winding pathway leads through beautifully landscaped gardens to the front door which opens into a reception hall with a WC off to one side and a cloakroom to the other.
Woodburning stove "It is a focal point of the living room, sitting on a hearth made from reclaimed roofing slates, with a log basket off to one side and an old railway lamp off to the other.
Generally unless the strike is far off to one side, you will still get reliable, consistent ignition.
The spinner would be the farthest upwind and off to one side of the spread.
But as he went away one of his arms fell limp beside him and his head went off to one side.
The bar sits off to one side and is bright and inviting.
The latest picture features the actress sitting inside the front-loading machine exposing her toned crossed legs and sits in ladylike fashion and while stretching her arms as gazed off to one side.
Off to one side of the runway, Eugene's chapter No.
After a few minutes, they both came back with the same answer - the twin tailpipes are positioned in the centre and not set off to one side was the response.
The four-bedroom house has a substantial full width rear extension which has created a 27ft long open-plan living kitchen with a well fitted study area leading off to one side.
Under the new law, women in Lhokseumawe city, on the northern tip of Sumatra island, will have to sit "side-saddle" with their legs dangling off to one side.
Place your clip off to one side near the back of your head--a good spot is slightly behind and underneath the ear.