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  • adv. In a graceless manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a graceless manner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a graceless manner
  • adv. without grace; rigidly


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  • Eiger: Interesting to see Wayne Barnes over at The Australian banging on about how Mortlock was "gracelessly" dropped from the captaincy, without benefit of getting a phone call from Deans first.

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  • Pierce stubbornly refuses to back down and gracelessly stamps home his opinion, leaving Lumley no room for self-respect unless she slaps him down.

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  • I think it's about a group of people who have discovered that, by fuming and blustering about anything other than details, they can mutilate the crown jewel of American democracy -- fair, public, partisan debate -- until left versus right devolves gracelessly into fact versus fiction.

    Daniel Cluchey: The Price of Tea

  • All summer I watched her move gracelessly from the television to the refrigerator, her skin winter-white, her eyes dull as old stones.


  • D'Amico's son Chris (Christopher Mintz-Plasse), gracelessly joining the fray as Red Mist, hurts himself as he tries to heroically jump from a dumpster.

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  • She gracelessly scooted away from the table and made her way out the door, clearly weirded out.

    The American Prophecy

  • The darkness engulfs my bulging figure as I gracelessly flop to the other side.

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  • Shintaro Ishihara piped up to gracelessly announce that the triple blows of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis were "divine punishment" for Japanese greed.

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  • He subsequently apologized, just as gracelessly, not for his actual remarks but for failing to think they might upset the victims' feelings.

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  •  I think of all the places, stretches of my life, and even individual activities through which I've moved gracelessly just because I had to move even though what I was doing or where I was was not conducive to the way I "move" (act, think, be) best.

    Sonoma Coast


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