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Talpers sought to detain him, but the Chinese hurried back to his old white horse and climbed clumsily into the saddle.
MYSTERY RANCHARTHUR CHAPMAN
Meanwhile the old lady climbed not without difficulty up the rough, clumsily built staircase, with a rope by way of a hand-rail.
AN EPISODE UNDER THE TERRORHONORE DE BALZAC
Before she could answer, he had actually blushed, wheeled clumsily, and gone hastily back.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
He took the battered volume—a pamphlet clumsily encased in boards, and drew his hand across its rough sides caressingly.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
Astonished at the splendor of her diamonds, he had in his own court clumsily asked if they were all real.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
And right clumsily has he performed the duty assigned to him.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE - VOLUME 55, NO. 343, MAY 1844VARIOUS
Clumsily he dismounted from his horse, and meekly he made his way into the yard, tottering as he walked.
AN ARKANSAS PLANTEROPIE PERCIVAL READ
Clumsily he flung his fore feet in front of himself and by a mighty heave pulled himself off the ground.
THE TALE OF PONY TWINKLEHEELSARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
One gives the name "psyche" to a very small butterfly which flutters out rather clumsily in the morning; it is the male.
THE NATURAL PHILOSOPHY OF LOVEREMY DE GOURMONT
It walks rather clumsily, with back arched upward, but it can go rapidly and gracefully in a springing, bounding movement.
MUSKRAT CITYHENRY ABBOTT
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WORDS RELATED TO CLUMSILY

  • clumsily
  • falsely
  • inaccurately
  • wrongly
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