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1) awry. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Not in accordance with what is usual or expected: amiss, astray, sour, wrong. See SURPRISE, THRIVE. Not in the right way or on the proper course: afield, amiss, astray,...

2) awry. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Away from the correct course; amiss. See synonyms at amiss. a·wry -ADJECTIVE...

3) The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still go wrong with it. The saying is adapted from a...

4) Kam. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Crooked. (Erse kaam, squinteyed.) Clean Kam, perverted into Kim Kam, means wholly awry, clean from the purpose. 1 "This is clean kam-merely awry."Shakespeare: Coriolanus,...

5) astray. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...1. Not in accordance with what is usual or expected: amiss, awry, sour, wrong. See SURPRISE, THRIVE. 2. Unable to find the correct way or place to go: disoriented,...

6) amiss. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Not in accordance with what is usual or expected: astray, awry, sour, wrong. See SURPRISE, THRIVE. Not in the right way or on the proper course: afield, astray, awry,...

7) askew. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...ADVERB & To one side; awry: rugs lying askew. Probably a-2 + skew....

8) agley. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Scots Off to one side; awry. a-2 + Scots gley, to squint (from Middle English glien, possibly of Scandinavian origin)....

9) 34146. Larkin, Philip. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:34146 QUOTATION:Street lamps come out, and lean at corners, awry, Casting black shadows, oblique and intense. ATTRIBUTION:Philip Larkin (1922-1986), British...

10) 25382. Gogol, Nikolai Vasilyevich. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...NUMBER:25382 QUOTATION:It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry. ATTRIBUTION:Nikolai Vasilyevich Gogol (1809-1852), Russian author, dramatist....

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