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AWKAmerican Water Works Company Inc. (NYSE symbol)
AWKAwkward (proofreading)
AWKAndrew WK (band)
AWKAho, Weinberger, Kernighan (Pattern Scanning Language)
AWKAachener Werkzeugmaschinen Kolloquium (German: Aachen Machine Tool Colloquium; Aachen, Germany)
AWKAmstein, Walthert & Kleiner Group (consulting & engineering)
AWKAlabama White Knights (white supremacist group; Ku Klux Klan)
References in classic literature ?
"It's excessively awkward to mention it now-- As I think I've already remarked." And the man they called "Hi!" replied, with a sigh, "I informed you the day we embarked.
Needless also to say, that THEY asked awkward questions directly, and that the "foreign politics" and the "falling asleep in the sun" wouldn't serve a second time over with THEM.
"Never the Awkward Man himself!" I exclaimed incredulously.
Then he gave Jack a sudden push that sent him sprawling upon the cushions in so awkward a fashion that he doubled up like a jackknife, and had hard work to untangle himself.
To send you a bottle of Lafitte and roast turkey out there would be a little awkward."
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.
He forgot his awkward walk and came closer to the painting, very close.
You may be made to stand in the awkward position of a man who is denying his marriage with a poor woman, in order to establish his marriage with an heiress: Miss Silvester presumably aiding the fraud, with two strong interests of her own as inducements--the interest of asserting the claim to be the wife of a man of rank, and the interest of earning her reward in money for resigning you to Blanche.
'I consider Miss Nickleby the most awkward girl I ever saw in my life.'
His airs, words, and actions, were the airs, words, and actions of born slave- holders, and, being assumed, were awkward enough.
By the way, how awkward it is, though, having to depend on public-houses and churches for the time.
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.