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How to use awkward in a sentence

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
If there should happen t' be a stray trooper hangin' round there, the same would be mighty awkward for you fellers.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
To fall from the sublime to the ridiculous is especially awkward, and results in becoming very particularly ridiculous yourself.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
To gain the requisite mass of air to produce good tone a flat violin has to be made of a clumsy awkward shape.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
You know, Mark, I've always been a bit afraid of women, and awkward and ill at ease around them.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
Wood was stacked, awkward trees and boulders removed, hammocks slung, and tents strengthened.
THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO AWKWARD

  • awkward
  • badly timed
  • improper
  • inappropriate
  • inconvenient
  • inept
  • inopportune
  • malapropos
  • mistimed
  • unbecoming
  • unbefitting
  • unfavorable
  • unseasonable
  • unseemly
  • unsuitable
  • untimely
  • unwelcome
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