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awry
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Then he hastily set about smoothing his hair and settling his ruffled shirt and his cravat which had slipped awry behind one ear.
  • His new coat did not fit very well, for the tailor had been hurried and some of the seams were awry.
  • There was the dining room, with chairs pushed awry and food still on the plates.
  • He came in, his ears red from the cold, his pinkish hair awry, and stood looking down at her, a faintly humorous smile on his lips.
  • Mrs. Elsing dropped her sewing box on the floor and came back into the room, her false fringe jerking awry.
  • Finally, Mammy, coming down the front stairs, her apron rumpled and spotted, her head rag awry, saw him and scowled.

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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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