AWKWARD in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AWKWARD
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awkward
 a.  difficult to handle or manage
Classic Sentence: (175 in 12 pages)
1  At first she was so awkward that he could not help laughing at her; but she laughed with him and that made them better friends.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In I
2  She saw Honey's awkward wigglings and heard her silly titters as she hung onto boys' arms, and the thought stung her to new rage, rage at herself, at Ashley, at the world.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  It would be awkward, carrying them as well as the baby and the lamp.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
4  She tied the other end to the back of the wagon, as securely as her awkward fingers would permit.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
5  Alex and Tony were turning awkward hands to plows and hoe handles.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
6  Melanie said nothing but patted the foot in its awkward home-made shoe which hung from the stirrup.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
7  It certainly put him in an awkward position.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
8  Scarlett was his wife and he could not insult her by asking awkward questions which, after all, would not remedy matters.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
9  She was conscious of having been forgetful, awkward and slow to learn.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
10  His light tone, in which, had her nerves been steadier, she would have recognized the mere effort to bridge over an awkward moment, jarred on her passionate desire to be understood.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
11  She was awkward with them, and felt ignorant, and she was shocked by the free manners which she had for years desired.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
12  The door did not once open after the awkward entrance of the first guests.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
13  Once, when I arrived at six o'clock, Lena was ushering out a fidgety mother and her awkward, overgrown daughter.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
14  An awkward little Russian girl whom she had taken into her work-room had dropped a flat-iron on Lena's toe.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
15  She made an awkward, imperious little bow as she went in.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IX
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  I was the first to ask him awkward questions but there'll be harder ones to come.
2  When I turned round, I found that she had whipped off to avoid awkward questions.
3  The awkward boy I knew had metamorphosed into a tall, confident man.
4  In an awkward press conference, Mr King parried questions on the allegations.
5  It's an awkward corner to drive round, so take it slowly.
6  He made her feel hot, and awkward, and unsure of herself.
7  She never lost her social poise, however awkward the situation.
8  I suddenly found myself in an awkward predicament.
9  I hope the police don't ask any awkward questions.
10  The president laughed off the awkward situation.
11  I felt awkward at intruding on their private grief.
12  She asked some rather awkward questions.
13  Women frequently say that they feel awkward taking the initiative in sex.
14  There was an awkward moment when she didn't know whether to shake his hand or kiss his cheek.
15  I hoped he would stop asking awkward questions.