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One popular theory holds that Jupiter and Saturn shifted in their orbits billions of years ago, a reshuffling that knocked the orbits of distant comets askew and send them careening into the inner solar system.

However, like many things in Japan, the statistics and the reality are always slightly askew.

That Byron himself had been raised a Scotsman and a Calvinist placed him from birth slightly askew from the ruling British elite.

Stuck on the wall behind the judge was a sheet of paper, slightly askew, with this word in neat black letters: “NORTH.”

“Beside me the young Brit was snoring softly now, his glasses askew on his fin-shaped nose,” Obama wrote.

Wearing a dark blazer and a slightly askew lavender tie, he could have passed for a young Tom Cruise.

She was a woman of too much natural and acquired poise to remain askew under any shock.

Ivan Afanasiitch stood still a moment, groped after his cap, put it on askew, and went out without closing his mouth.

To one side a great metal cylinder lay askew a heap of rubbish.

It looked very forlorn sitting askew in its forks, with a pair of worn-out finnesko hanging over it.

When Askew died in 1774 they were offered to a collector for two thousand guineas, but the price was considered too large.


On this page you'll find 38 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to askew, such as: awry, off-center, askance, askant, aslant, and bent.

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