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Usage examples for askew

  1. He is the son of Edward Askew Sothern, whose career was a most peculiar one. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson
  2. Then came the king with priests and counsellors And many chosen of the people, wise With words weary of custom, and eyes askew That watched their neighbour face for any news Of the best way of judgment, till, each sure None would determine with authority, All spoke in prudent praise. – Georgian Poetry 1913-15 by Edited by E. M. (Sir Edward Howard Marsh)
  3. Hawksworth watched in horror as a burly Portuguese, his silver helmet askew, braced himself against the mast and drew back his sword to send a swath through the English. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  4. Two of the windmill arms were not there, and half lowered down her starboard beam a boat hung askew; moreover, soon after 10 I could clearly see that her main- sail had a long rent down the middle. – The Purple Cloud by M.P. Shiel
  5. The path on my map led us slightly askew, And we sailed every ocean before we were through. – FreeChildrenStories.com Collection by Daniel Errico
  6. We see him now- the old slouched has, Cocked o'er his eye askew; The shrewd dry smile- the speech so pat, So calm, so blunt, so true. – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  7. It is curiously turned askew, as if to avoid some obstacle, but the chambers of the tomb of Den do not come near its direction. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  8. His heart was like lead, all his plans knocked askew. – Tales from Dickens by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
  9. Mr. Flint was large and very ugly, big- boned, smooth- shaven, with coarse features all askew, and a large nose with many excrescences, and thick lips. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  10. Out in the street, her jacket not quite on and her hat clapped askew, Ann 'Lisbeth found herself quite suddenly scuttling down a side- street. – Gaslight Sonatas by Fannie Hurst
  11. Though you roam the dangerous street, And have curious things to eat, Though you sleep in barn or loft, With no cushions warm and soft, Though you have to stay out- doors When it's cold or when it pours, Though your fur is all askew- How I'd like to play with you! – The Kitten's Garden of Verses by Oliver Herford
  12. By some odd twist of his bridle- rein the gray's chunky neck arched slightly askew, and he pranced now and then from side to side of the trail as if guided thus by an invisible hand. – Little Eve Edgarton by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  13. Here sits one whose life plans seem to have gone all askew. – Quiet Talks on Power by S.D. Gordon
  14. With a face the hue of fire, he cocked his eyebrows askew and attempted to laugh unconcernedly to hide his bitter shame. – The Black Bag by Louis Joseph Vance
  15. Her hat was askew, her brown hair disheveled, and her brown eyes full of tears, which were coursing freely down her cheeks. – Virginia of Elk Creek Valley by Mary Ellen Chase
  16. The droning chant of pages in tight jackets and little caps perched jauntily askew interested him. – The Thunder Bird by B. M. Bower
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