AWKWARDLY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of awkwardly
Definition:
ad. in an uncomfortable, nervous or embarrassed way
Example:
The 64 year old man spoke slowly, almost awkwardly to his people, promising stable government in which no corruption would be tolerated.
Sentence in Classic:
The boys who had been painted walked about or stood still awkwardly, touching their faces in a gingerly fashion with their furtive fingertips.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
A little awkwardly, as though not quite used to supporting his considerable bulk in that position, but with perfect balance, he was strolling across the yard.
Animal Farm By George Orwell Context
It was all so simple, but he took it so awkwardly, and was so long thanking me, that I felt awkward too.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
When the child at last was still, and had been put in a deep bed, and the nurse, after smoothing the little pillow, had left her, Alexey Alexandrovitch got up, and walking awkwardly on tiptoe, approached the baby.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre had come just at dinnertime and was sitting awkwardly in the middle of the drawing room on the first chair he had come across, blocking the way for everyone.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The wolf paused, turned its heavy forehead toward the dogs awkwardly, like a man suffering from the quinsy, and, still slightly swaying from side to side, gave a couple of leaps and with a swish of its tail disappeared into the skirt of the wood.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
On that very meadow he had ridden over the day before, a soldier was lying athwart the rows of scented hay, with his head thrown awkwardly back and his shako off.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Let who will, or who can, die away with pleasure at the sight of an eunuch quavering the rôle of Cæsar, or of Cato, and strutting awkwardly upon the stage.
Candide By Voltaire Context
As she bandaged it for him, he explained awkwardly that when attempting to get into a hen coop at Fayetteville, he had been discovered.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
The colliers merely stared; the tradesmen lifted their caps to Connie as to an acquaintance, and nodded awkwardly to Clifford; that was all.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence Context
Terrified, pallid, noiseless in stocking feet, he did the kitchen work and the sweeping, his big red hands awkwardly careful.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context