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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.
PLANETS WITH MANY NEIGHBORS MAY BE THE BEST PLACES TO LOOK FOR LIFELISA GROSSMANNOVEMBER 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
She was a woman of too much natural and acquired poise to remain askew under any shock.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Ivan Afanasiitch stood still a moment, groped after his cap, put it on askew, and went out without closing his mouth.
A DESPERATE CHARACTER AND OTHER STORIESIVAN TURGENEV
To one side a great metal cylinder lay askew a heap of rubbish.
THE JEWELS OF APTORSAMUEL R. DELANY
It looked very forlorn sitting askew in its forks, with a pair of worn-out finnesko hanging over it.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
When Askew died in 1774 they were offered to a collector for two thousand guineas, but the price was considered too large.
PRICES OF BOOKSHENRY B. WHEATLEY
Slim was laboring sootily with the stove-pipe which Patsy had struck askew with a stick of wood.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
The truth of the matter was that Perdita's world, which seemed so hopelessly askew to her, had an architectural defect.
THE BEAUTYMRS. WILSON WOODROW
For there was Tom all askew in his chair, his feet one way and his hands another, totally subdued.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
Dinshaw stood with his hands on the bulwark, and looked down at the tug, his head askew like an observant fowl.
ISLE O' DREAMSFREDERICK F. MOORE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO ASKEW

  • askew
  • awry
  • bent
  • crinkled
  • crooked
  • devious
  • diagonal
  • erratic
  • fluctuating
  • inclined
  • indirect
  • irregular
  • jagged
  • meandering
  • oblique
  • oscillating
  • rambling
  • serrated
  • sinuous
  • sloping
  • snaking
  • tortuous
  • transverse
  • twisted
  • twisting
  • undulating
  • waggling
  • winding
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