Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a clumsy manner; awkwardly; in an unhandy manner; without expertness, tact, dexterity, or grace.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a clumsy manner; awkwardly.
- adv. in a clumsy manner
- clumsy + -ly (Wiktionary)
“What I am trying to point out rather clumsily is that, moisture between the two pains will not be trapped if the space is vented. (to the out side at the bottom) ..... and the "Air Space" is still "Fit for purpose".”
“He watched Sharpe drag his sword clumsily from the scabbard and realised the Captain planned to charge right into the Voltigeurs and push them back across the stream.”
“He hesitated, took back the sword clumsily, hesitated again, then swiftly held out his hand to M. de la Pailletine, with a smile as beautiful as his body was deformed.”
“And I was actually making the reverse point, clumsily, which is that these voters have a right to be frustrated because they've been ignored.”
“Rev. Kaaren Anderson, at First Unitarian Church in Rochester, NY gave a great sermon on January 11, 2009 entitled clumsily, "Come On, Quit Your Bellyaching, Keep Fighting Or Get Out Of The Way.”
“Svanberg was forced to apologize for speaking "clumsily" by referring to those hurt by the company's oil spill as "small people" following a White House meeting with President Barack”
“This week, Svanberg was forced to apologize for speaking "clumsily" following a meeting with Obama by referring to those hurt by the as "small people.”
“A later statement said Mr Svanberg had spoken "clumsily".”
“Svanberg later apologised for speaking "clumsily".”
“Mr Svanberg, who is Swedish, said he had spoken "clumsily" and repeated his promise to "put things right".”
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