No awkwardness existed today.
When Natasha left the room Pierre's confusion and awkwardness immediately vanished and were replaced by eager excitement.
Both women took the knives, handling them with awkwardness borne of a lack of familiarity with handling deadly weapons.
Prince Andrew, who had evidently wished to tone down the awkwardness of Pierre's remarks, rose and made a sign to his wife that it was time to go.
They all three of them now experienced that feeling of awkwardness which usually follows after a serious and heartfelt talk.
Siegfried's whole character and career is, indeed, annihilated in the clumsy progress towards this consummation; but Shakespeare might have condoned worse plots for the sake of so noble a result; and indeed Wagner's awkwardness arises mainly from fear of committing oversights.
He experienced none of the awkwardness he did with Harmony.
In the child the physical, intellectual and moral peculiarities which afterwards distinguished the man were plainly discernible: great muscular strength accompanied by much awkwardness and many infirmities; great quickness of parts, with a morbid propensity to sloth and procrastination; a kind and generous heart, with a gloomy and irritable temper.
All beginnings are difficult; and it can never be esteemed a serious charge against Mahomet that his book, the first prose work of a high order in the language, testifies to the awkwardness of the beginner.
Then the awkwardness of his silent position hiding in the darkness extended beyond the point of propriety of making his presence known.
In manner he was simple, direct, void of the least affectation, and entirely free from awkwardness, oddity or eccentricity.
Sometimes Natasha noticed embarrassment and awkwardness on his part in her presence, especially when he wanted to do something to please her, or feared that something they spoke of would awaken memories distressing to her.