A few tried to rise to the emergency, and got out an awkward
"My lord," or "Your lordship," or something of that sort, but the great majority were overwhelmed by the unaccustomed word and its dim and awful associations with gilded courts and stately ceremony and anointed kingship, so they only fumbled through the handshake and passed on, speechless.
He did not hear what Amy was saying, and whenever she paused expectantly he could only stammer an awkward
assent, which was as often misplaced as otherwise.
Simpson spent little time with his family, owing to certain awkward
methods of horse-trading, or the "swapping" of farm implements and vehicles of various kinds,-- operations in which his customers were never long suited.
His airs, words, and actions, were the airs, words, and actions of born slave- holders, and, being assumed, were awkward
I am sure you must have been struck by his awkward
look and abrupt manner, and the uncouthness of a voice which I heard to be wholly unmodulated as I stood here.
It is difficult to disconnect the idea of ships' anchors from the idea of the ship's chief mate - the man who sees them go down clear and come up sometimes foul; because not even the most unremitting care can always prevent a ship, swinging to winds and tide, from taking an awkward
turn of the cable round stock or fluke.
It's excessively awkward
to mention it now, With the Snark, so to speak, at the door!
If they were to ask him point-blank if he were not their correspondent it would be too awkward
for him to lie; whereas I was fortunately not tied in that way.
Johnson, with all his faults, is a man to whom that great word "respectable" is always given, and I am known to be so intimate with his wife, his slighting me has an awkward
By the way, how awkward
it is, though, having to depend on public-houses and churches for the time.
It was a poor, awkward
, and clumsy organization, which stood with lowered head and supplicating eyes before a lofty and profound, a powerful and superior intellect.
In the case to which I have referred, where the family sat down to the table for the meal at which I was their guest, I could see plainly that this was an awkward
and unusual proceeding, and was done in my honour.