Definitions

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  • adv. In a gawky manner.

Etymologies

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gawky +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Like hundreds of devotees before me, I posed, as gawkily as possible.

    TwiTrip to Manchester – the verdict

  • Ten months to the day that he caught an outlet pass in the lane, pushed off his left leg to attempt a layup, grimaced and dropped gawkily to the floor, Josh Howard was back on the same court, facing the same team.

    Healthy Josh Howard rises to Wizards' defense

  • Quite literally so, at least for those of us not exactly youthful but still gawkily young at thought: How mortifying it would be if someone discovered the banal marginalia scrawled in my books!

    Sontag on Sontag

  • SINCE SCOTT ADAMS appears to be as sheepishly charming, gawkily appealing and gently subversive as his downtrodden creation, people always ask him, "How much of Dilbert is really you?"

    Strip Mining The Corporate Life

  • Her colour was very warm, and she was gawkily excited.

    Kangaroo

  • And a lanky young fellow, with hands like ploughshares and a face confusion-red at his own good deed, gawkily detached himself and stepped out.

    Ultima Thule

  • He stood tall and thin in a gray robe, broad-chested but wasp-waisted, a frame that ought to have moved gawkily but instead flowed.

    The Day of Their Return

  • The town boasted a place that openly receives travelers, but its two canvas cots and its rafters were already occupied by several snobbish and gawkily dressed young natives bound from the north coast to the capital.

    Tramping Through Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras — Being the Random Notes of an Incurable Vagabond

  • He dropped down by her and patted her wrist gawkily.

    We Can't Have Everything

  • She did not bump gawkily up and down in her saddle.

    The Call of the Cumberlands

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