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  • Ungainly, crook-nosed, with babyfat cheeks, waiting impatiently for her next birthday, the bubblehead operation, and a trip across the river.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Ungainly, crook-nosed, with baby-fat cheeks, and an impatient expression—impatient for her next birthday, the bubblehead operation, and a trip across the river.

    Scott Westerfeld: Uglies Quartet

  • Ungainly and crude, the lowly shopping cart has remained unaltered for seventy years, making up in practicality what it lacks in elegance.

    Makeshift Metropolis

  • Ungainly, provokable, I batted at the wisecracks and taunts of my peers as at a swarm of wasps.

    LIGHT FINGERS

  • Ungainly, monstrous and unable to navigate, or so it seemed.

    Anne Dunev: The Mind, The Brain and Being Us

  • Ungainly terms like "decremental" are cropping up even in the prose of the master stylists, like Pembroke (mining and basic materials, BNP Paribas), whose writing is now flabby and pocked with suspicious usage.

    Jargon Spoils Analysts' Prose

  • Ungainly and sweating, twenty-six-year-old Lydia Johansson walked along the dirt shoulder of Route 112, where she'd parked her Honda Accord, then stepped carefully down the hill to the muddy bank where Blackwater Canal met the opaque Paquenoke River.

    Excerpt: The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver

  • Ungainly sprawled, I stared up at the sky, totally stunned that I could have done something so stupid.

    Dark Angel

  • Ungainly though the cloaks normally were, they courted even more clumsily.

    Anywhen

  • Ungainly table manners have no bearing on the health, but they give an unfavorable impression to others.

    Maintaining Health Formerly Health and Efficiency

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