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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 (someone or something)

1. To lean against or angle into something. He slanted against the doorframe with his eyes narrowed and his arms crossed while I packed my things into a suitcase. The fence has gotten so weighed down with ivy that it has started slanting against the side of the house.
2. To hold, represent, or play into a bias against someone or something. While the newspaper typically slants against the politician, it has come out in favor of her new tax reform proposal. The group has always slanted against any form of governmental control or interference, promoting deregulation and state-level autonomy instead.
3. To write or present something in such a way as to form, represent, or play into a bias against someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slant" and "against." Please try to keep your writing neutral—we don't want you slanting your articles against any politicians or political parties. Purporting itself to simply be presenting facts, it's pretty clear the director has slanted the documentary against the criminal justice system.
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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 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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slant

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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It was a large iron chest of antique structure, and too heavy even to move; its appearance, and the manner in which it stood, seemed to demand the examination of curiosity; for it was placed on one end, and leant slantingly against the wall.
Kushner's work may appeal to readers who generally avoid fantasy: her characters are human, magic is absent, and her world is "slantingly reminiscent" of Jane Austen's England.
Sixty of them appear in Diagonales (diagonal: "that which extends slantingly between opposite corners"); they "zigzag" from political and sociological to cultural and literary commentary.
slantingly across the slope-face, between rocks and tree roots....
Moreover, it is observed from the figure that large-scale, vertically, or slantingly aligned GaN nanowires were uniformly grown in high density on the Si(111) substrate and have clean surface.