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.
See also: slant, toward
References in classic literature ?
They strode on either side, each with an ear slanting towards him, but ere he had come to the end of his story the bowman had spun round upon his heel, and was hastening back the way they had come, breathing loudly through his nose.
According to the trigonometric function theory of WN' = WN/Cose = S190/Cose and combining with equation of T[sub]WM = S190 + M, the formula could be derived: T[sub]WM−1 = S190/Cose + M, where e is gantry slant angle, and only in the range of I20-S20, it has significance (S represents gantry slanting toward head direction; I represents gantry slanting toward foot direction) in GE Prospeed F II CT scanner.
''In order to counter China's suction effect and to prevent trade from overly slanting toward China, Taiwan, the United States and Japan must sign bilateral free trade agreements,'' Chen said.
Historically, our most effective pass rusher when we are slanting toward the Bootleg (Diag.
However, the wall is slanting towards the ground and risks collapse.