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 Meanings and Examples of CROOKED
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crooked
 a.  having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; curved
Classic Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
1  A crooked tree-branch crossed it, a branch of the apple-tree under which, on summer evenings, he had sometimes found Mattie sitting when he came up from the mill.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VIII
2  "No," she said, and managed a crooked smile.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  One foot in the shortened stirrup and the other leg crooked about the pommel in an approximation of a side saddle, she set out across the fields toward Mimosa, steeling herself to find it burned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
4  There were bright tears on Melanie's lashes and understanding in her eyes, and before them, Cathleen's lips curved into the crooked smile of a brave child who tries not to cry.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  My pretty, there are penalties in the business world for crooked dealing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
6  Terry is crooked as a dog's hind leg.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
7  I looked through the key-hole; but the door opening into an odd corner of the room, the key-hole prospect was but a crooked and sinister one.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
8  When she smiled, she showed two rows of strong, crooked yellow teeth.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VIII
9  A thicket of brush skirted its foot, and it became necessary to proceed through a crooked and narrow path.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
10  His head fell forward on his crooked arm and his weighted lids went softly down over his eyes.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
11  Jean Valjean watched him hurrying across the garden as fast as his crooked leg would permit, casting a sidelong glance by the way on his melon patch.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—WHICH TREATS OF THE MANNER OF ENTERING A CONVEN...
12  He was somewhat gouty, and when he was asleep, his aged fingers, stiffened with rheumatism, lay crooked up in the folds of his sheets.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER IV—M. MABEUF
13  The old Rue Mondetour cut the three strokes of the N at the most crooked angles.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I—HISTORY OF CORINTHE FROM ITS FOUNDATION
14  Boulatruelle, accustomed to taking crooked courses, was on this occasion guilty of the fault of going straight.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER I—IN WHICH THE TREE WITH THE ZINC PLASTER APPEARS...
15  And he straightened up his crooked back.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER IV—A BOTTLE OF INK WHICH ONLY SUCCEEDED IN WHITEN...
Example Sentence:
1  A straight foot is not afraid of a crooked shoe.
2  He who laughs at crooked men should need walk very straight.
3  You have to drive slowly on these crooked country roads.
4  She winked and crooked a finger at him.
5  She plays the role of a crooked lawyer.
6  Well, I guess if being crooked is good enough for Illinois, it's good enough for the U.S.
7  She lay curled up in the crook of his arm.
8  John took one child into the crook of each arm and let them nestle against him.
9  She carried the parcel in the crook of her arm.
10  There is a crook in the lot of everyone.
11  That crook wanted to chisel me out of a hundred dollars when he sold me that "marble" statue he'd cut out of some cheap hunk of rock.
12  She used to crook her little finger as she drinks tea.
13  Finding evidence of police brutality in Kenya should not be too tricky; amateur footage of officers shooting suspected crooks in the back of the head is shared on social media.
14  The police are getting after the crooks in the city.