Her accent was still there, but the clumsy speech pattern was gone.
Actually, the idea was appealing - in spite of his clumsy invitation.
She might as well have been dropped out of the sky by a clumsy stork.
She batted at him with clumsy arms, at last landing a punch in
In her clumsy attempt to catch it, she teetered for a moment before regaining her balance.
Nerves made her movements clumsy while her mind sought some forgotten information about a threat great enough to rouse the Undersecretary and his staff in the middle of the night.
Jenn tucked her knife and gun away and replaced the necklace around her neck with clumsy hands.
It took him two attempts, but he managed a clumsy mount and sat uneasily in the saddle for a moment before turning his attention to the other two.
The red granite school of Assuan comes lower, the work being usually clumsy and with unfinished corners and details.
But his handling of it is clumsy and confused; and he does not make it sufficiently clear why the law of nature should be obeyed.
Logs and clumsy floats of bark and grass enabled them to cross water under favourable circumstances.
The ends of the wooden legs were shod with plates of solid gold, and the saddle of the Princess Ozma, which was of red leather set with sparkling diamonds, was strapped to the clumsy body.
And of the redheads themselves, are there factors among the clumsy ones that are different than the coordinated ones?
Is it actually that blue-eyed redheads have the same number of accidents as non-redheads, but brown-eyed redheads are even more clumsy, accident prone, and traffic hazards?
I don't think the axiom is literally true (except perhaps for the chronically clumsy), but I get the gist.
It is a clumsy and unsatisfactory way of receiving communication, useless when Miss Sullivan or some one else who knows the manual alphabet is present to give Miss Keller the spoken words of others.
I was wont to pity the clumsy Irish laborers who cut ice on the pond, in such mean and ragged clothes, while I shivered in my more tidy and somewhat more fashionable garments, till, one bitter cold day, one who had slipped into the water came to my house to warm him, and I saw him strip off three pairs of pants and two pairs of stockings ere he got down to the skin, though they were dirty and ragged enough, it is true, and that he could afford to refuse the extra garments which I offered him, he had so many intra ones.
It was very clumsy, but lasted a great many years before it became water-logged and perhaps sank to the bottom.
For a long time Pierre could not understand, but when he did, he jumped up from the sofa, seized Boris under the elbow in his quick, clumsy way, and, blushing far more than Boris, began to speak with a feeling of mingled shame and vexation.
Again Pierre fell into the naively symmetrical pose of an Egyptian statue, evidently distressed that his stout and clumsy body took up so much room and doing his utmost to look as small as possible.
He seized the door, making a final effort to hold it back--to lock it was no longer possible--but his efforts were weak and clumsy and the door, pushed from behind by that terror, opened and closed again.