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  • adjective obsolete See awkward.

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  • adjective Obsolete spelling of awkward.


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  • It rouses one at such aukward hours; no, I can't patronise hunting. '


  • They offered some aukward apologies, of not guessing such young ladies could be posted up in such a place; and hoped it would be no detriment to them at the ensuing


  • Mrs. Berlinton, though she felt no resentment against Camilla for the desertion she had occasioned her, felt much surprize; not to be first was new to her: and whoever, in any station of life, any class of society, has had regular and acknowledged precedency, must own a sudden descent to be rather aukward.


  • The earl made an aukward apology for interrupting her.

    The Curate and His Daughter, a Cornish Tale

  • It's very likely that these other wives will run into Ms. Bosco and it would be quite aukward to know that their husbands had seen her naked or nearly naked, and what he may be thinking the moment they run into each other.

    "Jealous Wives Threaten Military Spouse Over Calendar" - SpouseBUZZ

  • Mr. Dubster then walked up to her, and, with an air conspicuously aukward, solemnly said, 'So you want to dance, ma'am?'


  • Mrs. Williams made it with sufficient dexterity, notwithstanding her blindness, though her manner of satisfying herself that the cups were full enough appeared to me a little aukward; for I fancied she put her finger down a certain way, till she felt the tea touch it.

    And if this doesn't persuade you

  • The former observed, that the countess was a good sort of a body, but totally ignorant of good breeding, consequently aukward in her address.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • The artisans of Nice are very lazy, very needy, very aukward, and void of all ingenuity.

    Travels through France and Italy

  • In ten or twelve days after the cocon is finished, the worm makes its way through it, in the form of a very ugly, unwieldy, aukward butterfly, and as the different sexes are placed by one another on paper or linen, they immediately engender.

    Travels through France and Italy


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