To walk awry

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • To walk awry to go wrong
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prep. a, on, and Wry.

Usage

In literature:

He waved his hands, he muttered to himself, his mouth twitched awry from time to time as he walked.
"The Eagle of the Empire" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Heedless, or perhaps unknowing, that his turban was awry, he walked to the edge of the parapet and looked over.
"The Great Mogul" by Louis Tracy
Very often he walks along with his wig awry and forgets to sprinkle it with perfume.
"The Pharaoh and the Priest" by Alexander Glovatski
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