athwart (prep.)
across
AYL III.iv.38[Celia to Rosalind, of Orlando] [he] swears brave oaths, and breaks them bravely ... athwart the heart of his lover
LLL IV.iii.133[King to Longaville] Longaville ... never lay his wreathed arms athwart / His loving bosom to keep down his heart
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