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ungainly
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
lacking grace in movement or appearance; or difficult to handle or manage — especially because of shape
  • His figure was a little ungainly, as in the days when my knuckles had taken such liberties with it, but it looked as if it would always be light and young.
    Chapter 22 (16% in)
  • The great numbers on their backs, as if they were street doors; their coarse mangy ungainly outer surface, as if they were lower animals; their ironed legs, apologetically garlanded with pocket-handkerchiefs; and the way in which all present looked at them and kept from them; made them (as Herbert had said) a most disagreeable and degraded spectacle.
    Chapter 28 (35% in)
  • You know he is as ungainly within as without.
    Chapter 38 (89% in)

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