Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a crooked, bent, or perverse manner.
- adv. In a crooked manner.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. In a curved or crooked manner; in a perverse or untoward manner.
- adv. in a crooked lopsided manner
“A Coca-Cola sign hangs crookedly from a supporting pole.”
“The cornices project crookedly from the houses, while the great gables stand merely by force of cohesion.”
“I remember my mom cussing and batting at the sun visor in her car, which flopped down crookedly.”
“The red lettered sign, taped crookedly to the glass of the box office, said SOLD OUT.”
“Black plastic glasses jammed crookedly across his nose, black watch cap mashed down over his bald pink pate, muffled in layers of ragged sweaters and jackets like a woolly snowman.”
“Mimeographed on cheap shiny paper and stapled together crookedly, they were barely more than the idea of a book, stripped down to the barest element of thoughts moving on paper.”
“But when he tried to move it right-to-left, he started driving more crookedly than we had seen in the past.”
“Her barn jacket sat crookedly on her shoulders, buttoned incorrectly, its mismatched front flapping open.”
“Tombstones angled crookedly out of the ground; cobwebs spread over shrubbery; skeletons, witches and ghosts.”
“The towers, which share a base and jut out crookedly far above the ground, are directly across from several themed restaurants and near the city's St. Pauli fairgrounds.”
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