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.
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.
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.
The fresh breeze was blowing right down upon us, and I could hear the whistle plainly, off to one side and a little ahead.
As Jerry lay off to one side where she had forgotten him, the wild-dog he had bullied on the Arangi came up and sniffed at him.
One carriage in the middle of the Amtrak train was snapped in half, forming a V off to one side of the tracks.
One car in the middle of the Amtrak train was snapped in half, forming a V off to one side of the tracks.
Off to one side, a whole room is dedicated to Alexander Hamilton--lauded as "the principal architect of America's free-market capitalist system" for his founding of the U.
If the muzzle is off to one side of the scope's centerline, those two lines (bore and scope) will diverge as the distance from zero increases.
He asked someone standing off to one side to get him a cup of coffee.
The kitchen has oak-framed floorto-ceiling windows and a large breakfast island, as well as a dining room off to one side.
The plans include a second entrance, a smoking area, a small terrace off to one side supported by pillars, and at the end of the pier, a structure with a thatched roof with a BBQ and bar.
But later he noticed a small, elongated smudge off to one side that wasn't plotted on any of his reference charts.
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.
Since you have to be somewhere, position yourself off to one side of your opponent.