slant toward (someone or something)

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slant toward (someone or something)

1. To lean, tilt, or incline in the direction of someone or something. His eyelids began to droop as he started slanting toward me in his chair. Is it just me, or is the north wall slanting slightly toward the road?
2. To hold, represent, or play into a bias in favor or support of someone or something. While the newspaper typically slants toward more conservative viewpoints, it has come out in favor of the governor's plan to increase taxes The group has always slanted toward federal deregulation and the autonomy of citizens, being very vocal in its opposition of governmental control or interference.
3. To write or present something in such a way as to form, represent, or play into a bias in favor or support of someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slant" and "toward." Please try to keep your writing neutral—we don't want you slanting your articles toward any politicians or political parties. Purporting itself to simply be presenting facts, it's pretty clear the director has slanted the documentary toward the convicts who claim they were framed by the state.
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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.
See also: slant, toward

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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His policies are too slanted toward private interests.
'There is no room for any doubt as to the exact nature of the transaction between the accused and the complainant and it is quid pro quo, money in exchange for a resolution slanted toward the latter,' read the decision penned by Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Rafael Lagos.
Multiple sources have told me the process is predominantly slanted toward seniors, with longstanding friendships (I call them "coach pacts") between coaches playing a factor.
YAFFED argues that the education offered at some yeshivas is so slanted toward religious studies that it leaves young people unprepared to enter the workforce.
Those jobs need to be spread fairly and not be slanted toward the more academically gifted."
It's slanted toward American history and Western history overall, making it relatable for American teens, but it also provides glimpses into other parts of the world.
With clean tweezers, grasp the tip of the bone and tug, pulling at a slight angle instead of up and out (pin bones grow slanted toward the fish's head).
Jonah Berger, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, the news that people share about themselves on Facebook is strongly slanted toward making their own image.
"A unique flavor, minty, like wintergreen, and the balance is slanted toward the hop side, the way a double IPA should be.
But there is another way to get access to the best air cleaner reviews that are online, those that are not slanted toward any particular brand.
And the less charitable, perfectly plausible reading, is that she is slanted toward anti-Zionism.
Both volumes, but especially the one on UFOs, are slanted toward believers; both sides of the topic are not presented.
Monday's appeal comes a day after Egyptian authorities shut Al-Jazeera's office, complaining its round-the-clock coverage was slanted toward protesters and could encourage more unrest.
While COSO's ERM efforts weren't fundamentally bad, without risk practitioner input, they were severely slanted toward an auditor's view of risk and controls, with (no surprise) a heavy emphasis on controls.