|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Awkward, embarrassed, stiff, without the skill|
Of moving gracefully or standing still,
One leg, as if suspicious of his brother,
Desirous seems to run away from tother.
ChurchillRosciad. L. 438.
|Whats a fine person, or a beauteous face,|
Unless deportment gives them decent grace?
Blessed with all other requisites to please,
Some want the striking elegance of ease;
The curious eye their awkward movement tires:
They seem like puppets led about by wires.
ChurchillRosciad. L. 741.
| God may forgive sins, he said, but awkwardness has no forgiveness in heaven or earth.|
EmersonSociety and Solitude.
|With ridiculous and awkward action,|
Which, slanderer, he imitation calls.
Troilus and Cressida. Act I. Sc. 3. L. 149.