with a turn or twist to one side; askew:
to glance or look awry.
away from the expected or proper direction; amiss; wrong:
Our plans went awry.
Right off the bat, papyrologist Brice C. Jones noted that something was awry.
Dismembering History: The Shady Online Trade in Ancient Texts Candida Moss November 22, 2014
Most people try to act cool, like nothing is awry, when nearly everything is tilted.
How I’ll End the War: My First Week Back in Afghanistan Nick Willard April 30, 2014
His cap was gone, and his hair was awry; he was scarcely recognizable for a mask of perspiration and powder grime.
The Cryptogram William Murray Graydon
The stove, with its perspective all awry, was tame and precise, and in colour as dingy as mire.
His Masterpiece Emile Zola
The bands of his profession were ever awry upon a tattered shirt.
A Book of Scoundrels Charles Whibley
Knowledge boxes all awry, mouths crooked, and noses that have had the upper-cut.
The Manxman Hall Caine
We should know its dirty appearance and awry folding—not to mention bad writing—among ten thousand.
Post Haste R.M. Ballantyne
Anna Belle’s nose was buried in the grass and her hat was awry.
Jewel Clara Louise Burnham
In place-names it may generally be translated by ‘sloping’ or ‘aslant;’ sometimes by ‘awry’ or ‘tortuous.’
The Composition of Indian Geographical Names J. Hammond Trumbull
His coat is soiled and torn, his cravat is put on awry, and his linen is none of the cleanest.
City Crimes Greenhorn
adverb, adjective (postpositive)
with a slant or twist to one side; askew
away from the appropriate or right course; amiss
late 14c., “crooked, askew,” from a- (1) “on” + wry (adj.).
abbreviation Atomic Weapons Research Establishment
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