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askew
used in I Am the Cheese

4 uses
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Definition
not straight (not in proper alignment)

or:

(when used figuratively) not right, or not as planned
  • T: And so, for the first time, you had actual and direct evidence that there was something wrong, that something was askew.
    Chapter 13 (95% in)
  • The bike is in danger of toppling now as the dog continues to attack the front wheel and I realize with horror that this has been its intention from the beginning: to topple the bike, send it askew and have me crashing to the roadway, his victim.
    Chapter 7 (60% in)
  • I squint and see a bed, the mattress naked and askew.
    Chapter 29 (41% in)
  • His words don't seem synchronized with his mouth, as if a. soundtrack has gone askew.
    Chapter 29 (88% in)

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