For a moment they stood awkwardly over the grave.
Can I see him? asked Pierre, awkwardly as usual, but unabashed.
He turned to Cynthia, awkwardly shifting him around so she could take him.
Pierre had come just at dinnertime and was sitting awkwardly in the middle of the drawing room on the first chair he had come across, blocking the way for everyone.
They stood on the porch, awkwardly staring off into the cold night.
She sat awkwardly, furious yet turned on at his touch.
iv.) that some of the primitive elements of the story are suddenly and awkwardly introduced.
Drones, bumblebees, wasps, and butterflies knock awkwardly against the walls of the hive in their flight.
"Thank you," Lana said awkwardly, recalling Elise's words that she'd never make it on the outside.
He walked shyly and awkwardly over the parquet floor of the reception room, not knowing what to do with his hands; he was more accustomed to walk over a plowed field under fire, as he had done at the head of the Kursk regiment at Schon Grabern--and he would have found that easier.
Little Tushin, moving feebly and awkwardly, kept telling his orderly to "refill my pipe for that one!" and then, scattering sparks from it, ran forward shading his eyes with his small hand to look at the French.
Alex did the same and they came together awkwardly, like teens at their first dance.
He stroked her hair and then patted her awkwardly on the back of her neck.
Brutus followed, and the two calves tagged along awkwardly behind him.
He took the sketch pad she handed him and awkwardly pushed the pages around, unaccustomed to a book.
The soldiers dragged it awkwardly from the post and began pushing it into the pit.
Awkwardly jammed in the back seat, she sneaked a look at the occupants in the front of the car and withdrew her phone.
The wolf paused, turned its heavy forehead toward the dogs awkwardly, like a man suffering from the quinsy, and, still slightly swaying from side to side, gave a couple of leaps and with a swish of its tail disappeared into the skirt of the wood.
On that very meadow he had ridden over the day before, a soldier was lying athwart the rows of scented hay, with his head thrown awkwardly back and his shako off.
Now, with one brilliant exception - the story of the swimming-match, which is felicitously introduced and finely told - these retrospective passages are brought in more or less awkwardly, interrupt inconveniently the course of the narrative, and are too condensed and allusive in style to make any strong poetic impression.
The lad jumped awkwardly back into the room, tripping over his spurs.
Corneille himself was awkwardly situated in this dispute.
And I said it so awkwardly and stupidly!
Barely noticing the taste of blood on her lip, she kicked the bedroll away and scrambled awkwardly to her feet again.
The hexameter no longer, as in Lucilius, moves awkwardly as if in fetters, but, like the language of Terence, of Catullus in his lighter pieces, of Cicero in his letters to Atticus, adapts itself to the everyday intercourse of life.
When the eager but misrepeated words had reached their destination in a cry of: "The general to the third company," the missing officer appeared from behind his company and, though he was a middle-aged man and not in the habit of running, trotted awkwardly stumbling on his toes toward the general.
The sides of the atrium are unfortunately occupied by plain ungainly buildings five storeys in height, awkwardly accommodating themselves to the upward slope of the ground.
He bowed his head and scraped first with one foot and then with the other, awkwardly, like a child at a dancing lesson.
Awkwardly holding up his sword, he addressed Chernyshev and asked in German where the Emperor was.
2 is quoted but changed very awkwardly to " I am God thy God."
"Are you enjoying the day?" she asked awkwardly.
"Do you go to school?" she asked awkwardly.
The adolescent boy sitting awkwardly in the corner hasn't spoken for hours.
If you ever find yourself shifting awkwardly or struggling to find a relaxed position while playing games with the kids, you may find your solution in a large floor pillow.
"I see you made it back," Katie said awkwardly.
She stood and held it in her hand awkwardly.
I'd be standing, rather awkwardly as is my way, and someone would politely inquire as to what denomination I was.
mince around awkwardly to somebody else's.
Twinkling; the momentary pause is awkwardly shrugged off.
Back legs held awkwardly to allow for their distended udders, they make their painful way around the ring.
"Hi," Deidre said awkwardly.
"You might want … shoes," Cora said awkwardly.
"Um, not yet," Deidre said, returning the hug awkwardly.
"You might want â€¦ shoes," Cora said awkwardly.
addendumr, some of the other addenda sit more awkwardly.
The Czech Republic ace lifted nastily while negotiating the first bend and was thrown awkwardly into the air fence.
Medium length coats, or those that hit right above the knee, can work on women of all heights, but be aware that it's a good idea to try it on before purchasing it to ensure that it doesn't cut you off awkwardly.
Sleeping awkwardly or bending your hands awkwardly can have an impact on the nerve and create the numb sensation.
The earlier of the two volumes on Natural Theology relies on the cosmological argument; the later - obviously an afterthought - tries to vindicate the ontological argument as an alternative basis for theism, but awkwardly and with manifest uneasiness.
The fly can gather awkwardly around the areas that the buttons meet, leaving unsightly gaps.
Splints can provide support, help you avoid bending the hands and wrists awkwardly and reduce the chance of crimping any nerves.
For example, you may be able to see and comfortably read all of the text on a page, but images could be awkwardly placed or you could have a little trouble finding the links you need to click on from a main page.
Either another towel needed to be used to wrap around the child's damp head, or a bathrobe had to be brought, or the beach towel needed to be wrapped awkwardly and everyone just hoped for the best.
Most poppers are small and compact, but some are awkwardly shaped and difficult to store.
With any body type, remember that wearing a bikini that is too small will cause indentations in the skin, making pants, skirts and dresses fit awkwardly around the problem areas.
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