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The young lady, a gawky girl of 13, was a distant cousin whose father had recently become King Emperor.
HOW PRINCE PHILIP BECAME QUEEN ELIZABETH'S UNLIKELY HUSBANDLILY ROTHMANAPRIL 9, 2021TIME
He was reminded of the flight of time only by the growth of his son—a gawky, long-limbed boy.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
Mediocrity had only seen the gawky stripling, with his moonstruck air, and pestilent habit of trying some new crotchet.
HEROES OF THE TELEGRAPHJ. MUNRO
It sets up a gawky fellow to find a girl who ain't ashamed to be seen walking with him Sundays.
TALES OF MEN AND GHOSTSEDITH WHARTON
Three big, gawky helmet-headed beetles next followed, bearing rice-sprouts, with full heads of rice.
JAPANESE FAIRY WORLDWILLIAM ELLIOT GRIFFIS
But who would ever have imagined that that gawky shock-headed American boy had really got so much romance in him!
BABYLON, VOLUME 2 (OF 3)GRANT ALLEN
The niece, rustic and gawky; the companion sour and frumpish.
MOUNT ROYAL, VOLUME 1 OF 3MARY ELIZABETH BRADDON
A frowsy, rat-faced woman and a gawky youth of fourteen stuck their heads out the doorway at either side of the man.
THE OAKDALE AFFAIREDGAR RICE BURROUGHS
You're ugly and gawky enough, Dave, but no evil angel of temptation was ever so compelling as you.
A TOP-FLOOR IDYLGEORGE VAN SCHAICK
The gawky hero looked very sheepish while she tied the soft bandage fast.
A DREAM OF EMPIREWILLIAM HENRY VENABLE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO GAWKY

  • blundering
  • bovine
  • bumbling
  • clodhopping
  • clunking
  • elephantine
  • gauche
  • gawky
  • halting
  • heavy
  • heavy-footed
  • hulking
  • inept
  • klutzy
  • lead-footed
  • lumpish
  • maladroit
  • overgrown
  • ponderous
  • splay
  • two left feet
  • ungainly
  • unhandy
  • unwieldy
  • wooden
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