Synonyms for awry

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Antonyms for awry

  • OK
  • on course
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She was constrained to watch, to conceal—to be awry, in fact.

The stove, with its perspective all awry, was tame and precise, and in colour as dingy as mire.

Knowledge boxes all awry, mouths crooked, and noses that have had the upper-cut.

The miner did not die, but remained all his life with his neck twisted and awry.

Anna Belle's nose was buried in the grass and her hat was awry.

His coat is soiled and torn, his cravat is put on awry, and his linen is none of the cleanest.

And you with the pillow all awry, and that bit of a shawl over you!

You see, the folks who're alone are the folks who've got no one to go to when things get awry.

Others have sails and spars loose and awry, as if they had just arrived.

Sometimes, however, the younger part of me seems to get up all awry.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "crooked, askew," from a- (1) "on" + wry (adj.).

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