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It’s the first time I’ve read a book where every sentence is cowritten, and it didn’t feel awkward at all.
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The painful consequence of that will be a clunky, suboptimal transposition of the physical to the virtual, right down—one fears—to an awkward videoconference cocktail hour.
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You can also stretch one app across both screens, but it’s unsightly and awkward to have your content sliced down the middle with a big blank bar.
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The latest service disruptions come at an awkward time for Robinhood.
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Except that it’ll be rooted in awkward, funny and compelling reality.
HOW MICHAELA COEL TELLS AWKWARD TRUTHSEROMO EGBEJULEAUGUST 30, 2020OZY
The moment was an awkward one, and Cynthia wished madly that she had not been prompted to ask that unfortunate question.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
Finally, his predicament became so awkward that an expression of distress crept into his face.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
Meyer Isaacson said nothing; and, after a silence that was awkward, Nigel changed the conversation, and not long after went away.
BELLA DONNAROBERT HICHENS
Perhaps that made it awkward for him, as he was not accustomed to having his wife in such close proximity with him daily.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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WORDS RELATED TO AWKWARD

  • awkward
  • bumbling
  • clumsy
  • gauche
  • gawky
  • graceless
  • heavy
  • heavy-handed
  • inelegant
  • inept
  • maladroit
  • obstinate
  • ponderous
  • rigid
  • stilted
  • unbending
  • ungainly
  • ungraceful
  • unhandy
  • unyielding
  • weighty
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