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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Awry  \A*wry"\,  adv  &  a.  [Pref.  a-  +  wry.] 
  1.  Turned  or  twisted  toward  one  side  not  in  a  straight  or 
  true  direction,  or  position;  out  of  the  right  course; 
  distorted;  obliquely;  asquint;  with  oblique  vision;  as  to 
  glance  awry.  ``Your  crown's  awry.''  --Shak. 
 
  Blows  them  transverse,  ten  thousand  leagues  awry. 
  Into  the  devious  air.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Aside  from  the  line  of  truth,  or  right  reason; 
  unreasonable  or  unreasonably;  perverse  or  perversely. 
 
  Or  by  her  charms  Draws  him  awry,  enslaved.  --Milton. 
 
  Nothing  more  awry  from  the  law  of  God  and  nature 
  than  that  a  woman  should  give  laws  to  men.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  awry 
  adj  1:  turned  or  twisted  toward  one  side  "a...youth  with  a 
  gorgeous  red  necktie  all  awry"-  G.K.Chesterton  [syn:  {askew}, 
  {awry(p)},  {cockeyed},  {lopsided},  {wonky}] 
  2:  not  functioning  properly;  "something  is  amiss";  "has  gone 
  completely  haywire";  "the  telephone  is  out  of  order"; 
  "what's  the  matter  with  your  vacuum  cleaner?";  "something 
  is  wrong  with  the  engine"  [syn:  {amiss(p)},  {awry(p)},  {haywire}, 
  {out  of  order(p)},  {the  matter(p)},  {wrong(p)}] 
  adv  1:  away  from  the  correct  or  expected  course;  "something  has 
  gone  awry  in  our  plans";  "something  went  badly  amiss 
  in  the  preparations"  [syn:  {amiss}] 
  2:  turned  or  twisted  to  one  side  "rugs  lying  askew";  "with  his 
  necktie  twisted  awry"  [syn:  {askew}] 




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