Part of speech: adjective

Toward one side; crooked; obliquely; perversely.

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Usage examples "awry":

  1. Molly, with her hat gone, her hair awry, her dress torn, her gloves ragged, her eyes puffed! - "The Voice in the Fog", Harold MacGrath.
  2. Madam Fulton was always scrupulous in the appointments of her person; but this morning, with the slightly fagged look about her eyes and her careful bonnet a trifle awry, she disclosed the fact that she had dressed in haste for a train. - "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown.
  3. Somehow the world had gone awry. - "Clementina", A.E.W. Mason.