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used in A Prayer for Owen Meany

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lacking grace in movement or appearance; or difficult to handle or manage — especially because of shape
  • The ungainly boy lived for reaching the legal age for legal slaughter.
    p. 610.2
  • Canon Mackie is a tall, stooped, bland-faced man, so plainly ugly that his ungainly size is unthreatening—and so plainly decent that even his stubbornness of mind is not generally offensive.
    p. 228.4
  • Once the body was slid into the hearse, the flag on top of the container lay still, and the family—like a large, ungainly animal—approached the hearse and Owen Meany.
    p. 596.9

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