AWKWARDLY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AWKWARDLY
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awkwardly
 ad.  in an uncomfortable, nervous or embarrassed way
Classic Sentence: (175 in 12 pages)
1  "You'd have found me right off if you hadn't gone back to have that last reel with Denis," he brought out awkwardly.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  "Come in," she invited, turning awkwardly on her side.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
3  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
4  The Bonnell home, awkwardly patched and roofed with rude boards instead of shingles, managed to look livable for all its battered appearance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
5  Scarlett," said Tommy awkwardly, "I do hate to ask a favor of you, after being impudent to you, but I'm going to ask it just the same.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
6  Climbing awkwardly down from the wagon, he stumped toward her and, bending, kissed her cheek.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
7  Jim Tarleton, little Hugh Munroe, Alex Fontaine and old man McRae's youngest grandson came slowly and awkwardly down the path from the house bearing Gerald's coffin on two lengths of split oak.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
8  The man rose and walked awkwardly toward her, his shackles clanking, and she saw that his bare ankles were red and raw from the chafing of the iron.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
9  Handling her needle awkwardly, she jabbed it into her thumb and with a little scream of pain and annoyance that made them all jump, she squeezed it until a bright red drop appeared.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
10  Rosedale continued to fumble awkwardly with the tea-pot, and she felt sure that he had heard what had been said of her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
11  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
12  She came into the house awkwardly defiant.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
13  While I stood awkwardly confronting the two girls, Krajiek came up from the barn to see what was going on.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: III
14  He spoke and wrote his own language so seldom that it came to him awkwardly.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XII
15  He hesitated, balancing awkwardly on one foot.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 11
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  The 64 year old man spoke slowly, almost awkwardly to his people, promising stable government in which no corruption would be tolerated.
2  The 64 year old business consultant spoke slowly, almost awkwardly to his people, promising stable government in which no corruption would be tolerated and an acceleration of the country's integration into the EU and NATO.
3  I had been lying awkwardly and my leg had gone numb.
4  The autoexposure button is awkwardly placed under the lens release button.
5  I was the first to ask him awkward questions but there'll be harder ones to come.
6  When I turned round, I found that she had whipped off to avoid awkward questions.
7  The awkward boy I knew had metamorphosed into a tall, confident man.
8  In an awkward press conference, Mr King parried questions on the allegations.
9  It's an awkward corner to drive round, so take it slowly.
10  He made her feel hot, and awkward, and unsure of herself.
11  She never lost her social poise, however awkward the situation.
12  I suddenly found myself in an awkward predicament.
13  I hope the police don't ask any awkward questions.
14  The president laughed off the awkward situation.
15  I felt awkward at intruding on their private grief.