1 He therefore made his demand with the awkwardness of a proud man who will not admit to himself that he is stooping; and he was not much surprised at Hale's refusal.
2 He supposed it was his natural awkwardness that made him feel so.
3 Had Charles with his fumbling awkwardness and his embarrassed intimacies tapped any of the deep vein of passionate feeling within her, her dreams of Ashley would not be ending with a kiss.
4 In a moment Phil came down, all long legs and arms and awkwardness.
5 She remembered the embarrassing and disgusting events of her brief honeymoon with Charles, his fumbling hands, his awkwardness, his incomprehensible emotions--and Wade Hampton.
6 So that what you take for the White Whale's malice is only his awkwardness.
7 The ill-assorted and injudicious attire of the individual only served to render his awkwardness more conspicuous.
8 The young man was relieved from the awkwardness of making any further protestations of his own demerits, by an exclamation from Chingachgook, and the attitude of riveted attention assumed by his son.
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9 My awkwardness was almost always his excuse for whipping me.
10 I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.
11 Between her agitation, and her natural awkwardness in getting out of the cart, Peggotty was making a most extraordinary festoon of herself, but I felt too blank and strange to tell her so.
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12 She recalled the timid, softened look with which he gazed at her, and the strange feeling of compassion and awkwardness, and later of a sense of her own goodness, which she had felt at it.
13 And so in spite of the friendliness and directness of their relations, Konstantin felt an awkwardness in leaving him alone.
14 His awkwardness infected the pretty sister-in-law too.
15 Levin was in a continual state of awkwardness and discomfort, but the intensity of his happiness went on all the while increasing.