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.
There are no more uses of "awry" in the book.
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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.