Usage examples for awry

  1. Her hair had escaped from its fastenings; her collar was hooked awry; her face was flushed and her whole bearing indicated her condition. – At Fault by Kate Chopin
  2. Her black straw hat had slipped to the back of her neck, her hair was awry, her childish face white as paper. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  3. His ruddy hair was awry. – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  4. He had touched his stock as he bowed, and now he turned to the mirror and carefully adjusted it, for it was a little awry from the ride; but in reality he used that moment to examine his own face, and the set of his jaw and the clearness of his eye reassured him. – Gunman's Reckoning by Max Brand
  5. Ludgate Hill indeed had been an uncaptured and comparatively quiet height, altered only by the startling coincidence of the cross fallen awry. – The Ball and The Cross by G.K. Chesterton
  6. Bat, from the other side of the street, inspected the place, with mouth twisted awry. – Ashton-Kirk, Criminologist by John T. McIntyre
  7. She had dressed herself in haste: her hair was loose, her jacket was buttoned awry; on one foot was a shoe, on the other a bedroom slipper muddy and sodden. – The Iron Trail by Rex Beach
  8. The huge hook at the end of the log chain was twisted all awry, though no less firm its grip. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  9. Hildegarde asked, mentally sympathising with Miss Antrim, though conscious that she would never have been allowed to go to school with a gown buttoned awry. – Hildegarde's Home by Laura E. Richards
  10. There is no need for you to be astonished at that, as in this wealthy city gambling, debauchery, and idleness set all the world awry and in continual need of money; so do the wise gather what the fool drops. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  11. He had a broad, peasant face, his mouth was awry, and his thick yellowish- red hair, which in many places looked washed out or faded, hung so low over his narrow forehead, that it wholly concealed it, and touched his bushy, snow- white brows. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  12. He turned his head - and saw beside him there The sagging body's slope, the paint- smeared face, And the loose, open mouth, lax and awry, The breasts, the bleached and brittle hair... – Young Adventure A Book of Poems by Stephen Vincent Benet
  13. Under her smart straw hat, which had been pushed awry, the contrast between her black hair and eyes and her chalky skin was startling. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  14. But she was as excitable as her mother, and if this vital matter went awry, there could be no doubt that her life must be spoiled. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  15. The deadly tsith twisted his brain awry and took its toll and drove him on. – One Purple Hope! by Henry Hasse
  16. However, any one would judge Jeffries Mayberry's character very much awry who should conclude that there was any bitterness in his soul. – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  17. The teams arrived splashed with mud, the women blue with cold under their scanty cotton- quilt lap robes, their hats set awry by the wind. – Other Main-Travelled Roads by Hamlin Garland
  18. I asked in a fever of fear, and he replied in a grim tone: The lieutenant at the Bridewell failed to understand why Job Lord did not come in person for the prisoner, and save that he feared to set awry some plan of General Gage's, he would have held me there till word could be sent to headquarters. – The Minute Boys of Boston by James Otis