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awry
used in Gone with the Wind

6 uses
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Definition
improper position or unplanned outcome
  • Then he hastily set about smoothing his hair and settling his ruffled shirt and his cravat which had slipped awry behind one ear.
    1.2 (42% in)
  • His new coat did not fit very well, for the tailor had been hurried and some of the seams were awry.
    2.15 (64% in)
  • There was the dining room, with chairs pushed awry and food still on the plates.
    3.27 (39% in)
  • 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.
    4.31 (3% in)
  • Mrs. Elsing dropped her sewing box on the floor and came back into the room, her false fringe jerking awry.
    5.49 (21% in)
  • Finally, Mammy, coming down the front stairs, her apron rumpled and spotted, her head rag awry, saw him and scowled.
    5.50 (50% in)

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