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a new slant

A unique angle, approach, or perspective toward something. It is taken from sailing terminology, in which "a new slant" is applied to the boat to achieve the its optimum angle of heel. This band is great, they really bring a new slant to the heavy metal scene. We want to hire an executive who will bring a new slant to the direction of the company.
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slant against something

to rest obliquely against something. The bookcase slants against the wall, and it should be straight. The lumber was left slanted against the garage.
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slant something against someone or something

to bias something against someone or something; to twist information so it is against someone or something. The writer slanted the story against the innocent people of the town. The reporter slanted her story against one political party.
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slant something toward someone or something

 and slant something in favor of someone or something
to bias something toward someone or something; to twist information so it favors someone or something. The writer slanted the story toward the plaintiff's charges. The reporter slanted her story in favor of one political party.
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slant toward someone or something

to incline toward someone or something. The scenery slanted toward the actors and looked as if it would fall. Everything in your sketch slants toward the right.
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n. a biased view; a unique perception. (A synonym for angle.) You can probably give us yet another slant on this problem.
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For each of the five rectangles, image sharpness shall be measured by processing the pixels contained in four regions of interest (Rol), corresponding to the slanted edges of the rectangle.
Pastors should see through the Coalition's scheme and keep their sanctuaries clear of slanted political fliers.
4) Draw slanted lines from the top and bottom of the vertical line to the points on both sides with the line tool.
While most of the parents were unfamiliar with the D'Nealian alphabet or the concept of slanted manuscript letters, only a few voiced any comments.
Although water droplets are continuously deposited on a slanted surface, water runs off the surface at irregular intervals rather than continuously.
Slanting the window for a view of the Torrey pine The focal point of this new slanted wall of glass is a dramatic view up into a rare Torrey pine.
Morongo's most visible feature is the slanted curtain wall that caps off the hotel tower.
the crest of the barrier flight is at an angle slanted toward the solids bed.
The narrow slanted tips are the perfect width both for tackling lots of hairs in one go or individual strands.
LANCASTER - Antelope Valley Hospital officials are exploring the possibility of buying its leased radiology center, which is continuing to cost the hospital money and has slanted floors.
Once a snake clamps down, it uses rows of inwardly slanted teeth to inch its meal back toward its throat.
Wells to fit his own agenda, he quotes only specific pieces Coren mentioned in his own slanted and incomplete study of Wells.
Alluding to her group's annual distribution of slanted campaign materials, the Coalition's so-called "voter guides," Combs said, "There is something very wrong with a law that prohibits the voter's right to know how Members of Congress have voted on important pro-life and pro-family issues.
They were often built with the stage slanted toward the audience to enhance the view.
Add the fact that MTV--although it denies it--provides this massive audience with news that is obviously slanted to the left.