CLUMSY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of clumsy
a. awkward; showing lack of skill or aptitude
I did the same thing except with a Bunker Buster, but the shock wave made me stumble and made me look like a clumsy loser.
Sentence in Classic:
But he drank off the hot weak tea which the clumsy scullion, girt with a white apron, poured into his cup.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
One day when Father Butler was hearing the four pages of Roman History clumsy Leo Dillon was discovered with a copy of The Halfpenny Marvel.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
Now, a real German invariably prints in the Latin character, so that we may safely say that this was not written by one, but by a clumsy imitator who overdid his part.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
In the middle of the village lived old Dame Shoemaker; she sat and sewed together, as well as she could, a little pair of shoes out of old red strips of cloth; they were very clumsy, but it was a kind thought.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
Then lightly preening and folding its wings, it disappeared round a corner with a clumsy wag of its tail.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
For a long time Pierre could not understand, but when he did, he jumped up from the sofa, seized Boris under the elbow in his quick, clumsy way, and, blushing far more than Boris, began to speak with a feeling of mingled shame and vexation.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
I brushed away the tears that my utmost resolution had not been able to keep back, and I made a clumsy laugh of it, and we sat down together, side by side.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
For, I cannot adequately express what pain it gave me to think that Estella should show any favor to a contemptible, clumsy, sulky booby, so very far below the average.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
Meanwhile Chichikov again surveyed the room, and saw that everything in it was massive and clumsy in the highest degree; as also that everything was curiously in keeping with the master of the house.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol Context
It was intoxicating to find such magic in his clumsy words, and he longed to try new ways of using it.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton Context
Her clumsy fib had let him see that she had something to conceal; and she was sure he had a score to settle with her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context