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Definitionimproper 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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