AWKWARDNESS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of AWKWARDNESS
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  unskillfulness resulting from a lack of training
 n.  trouble in carrying or managing caused by bulk or shape
Classic Sentence: (175 in 12 pages)
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.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In IV
2  He supposed it was his natural awkwardness that made him feel so.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In V
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
4  In a moment Phil came down, all long legs and arms and awkwardness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
6  So that what you take for the White Whale's malice is only his awkwardness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
7  The ill-assorted and injudicious attire of the individual only served to render his awkwardness more conspicuous.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 1
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.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 13
9  My awkwardness was almost always his excuse for whipping me.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
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.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 17
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.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE
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.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: Chapter 33
13  And so in spite of the friendliness and directness of their relations, Konstantin felt an awkwardness in leaving him alone.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 1
14  His awkwardness infected the pretty sister-in-law too.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 26
15  Levin was in a continual state of awkwardness and discomfort, but the intensity of his happiness went on all the while increasing.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 4: Chapter 16
Example Sentence: (23 in 2 pages)
1  The dance involved a deliberate exaggeration of his awkwardness.
2  I was the first to ask him awkward questions but there'll be harder ones to come.
3  When I turned round, I found that she had whipped off to avoid awkward questions.
4  The awkward boy I knew had metamorphosed into a tall, confident man.
5  In an awkward press conference, Mr King parried questions on the allegations.
6  It's an awkward corner to drive round, so take it slowly.
7  He made her feel hot, and awkward, and unsure of herself.
8  She never lost her social poise, however awkward the situation.
9  I suddenly found myself in an awkward predicament.
10  I hope the police don't ask any awkward questions.
11  The president laughed off the awkward situation.
12  I felt awkward at intruding on their private grief.
13  She asked some rather awkward questions.
14  Women frequently say that they feel awkward taking the initiative in sex.
15  There was an awkward moment when she didn't know whether to shake his hand or kiss his cheek.