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awry
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • By thy first step awry, thou didst plant the germ of evil; but since that moment it has all been a dark necessity.
  • 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.

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  • I entered a scene that felt like a holiday party gone awry—a few bottles of champagne rested on one desk, surrounded by tiny paper cups.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • My orientation course in Ottawa had taught me that one never questioned information emanating from another department; and if a field operation based on such information went awry, it was invariably the fault of the fellow in the field.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf

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