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The crucifix pin is awry in his cravat; that is because he has offered it me to kiss.
The regimental commander, flushing, ran to his horse, seized the stirrup with trembling hands, threw his body across the saddle, righted himself, drew his saber, and with a happy and resolute countenance, opening his mouth awry, prepared to shout.
So Sam holds Jai hostage to give Megan a a chance to leave in peace, but as is usually the case with his plans, things quickly go awry.
I have adapted Robert Burns' saying, 'Best laid plans of mice and men often go awry' to include, 'mice, men and Lynne Allbutt' as my plans for the RHS Show in Cardiff from April 19-21 are going slightly awry.
But I am worried that her judgment has gone awry on the question of the seriousness of the threat which Neon faces.
Baghdad -- Since the beginning of the pre-emptive attack on Iraq in 2003, policies and strategies of the invading American army and air force have gone awry.
Sadly, their mission goes badly awry when one of the duo reveals his intention to steal the plane's nuclear warheads and use them to hold the government to ransom.
In fact, this is one of the best pictures of 'office politics' gone awry that I've read in a long time.
Bone marrow cells--the blood-forming cells that go awry in patients with leukemia and other blood cancers--typically don't display this receptor.
Brad Pitt needs to find help for injured wife Cate Blanchett during a trip to Morocco that proves anything but recuperative, while back in San Diego, the couple's Mexican nanny shuttles their fair-haired children across the border to Mexico for a wedding and everything goes awry when a jumpy Gael Garcia Bernal (Y Tu Mama Tambien) hinders their trip back.
By the time they left in 1897, she was convinced that her good intentions had gone awry.