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 for indirectly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Indirectly \In`di*rect"ly\, adv.
     In an direct manner; not in a straight line or course; not in
     express terms; obliquely; not by direct means; hence,
     unfairly; wrongly.
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           To tax it indirectly by taxing their expense. --A.
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           Your crown and kingdom indirectly held.  --Shak.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adv 1: not in a forthright manner; "he answered very indirectly"
             [ant: directly, flat, straight]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "indirectly":
     at an angle, by proxy, circlewise, circuitously, deceitfully,
     deviately, deviously, digressively, divagationally, divergently,
     excursively, fraudulently, furtively, guilefully, in behalf of,
     insidiously, obliquely, on one side, round about, shiftily,
     sideling, sidelong, sideways, sidewise, surreptitiously,
     to one side, treacherously, trickily, underhandedly

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