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awry
used in
The Scarlet Letter

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Definition improper position or unplanned outcome
  • By thy first step awry, thou didst plant the germ of evil; but since that moment it has all been a dark necessity.
    Chapter 14 -- Hester and the Physician (96% in)
  • The whole tribe of decorous personages, who had never heretofore been seen with a single hair of their heads awry, would start into public view with the disorder of a nightmare in their aspects.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (40% in)

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