ungainly

All Adjective Adverb
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  • I could never have believed that such an ungainly man could run so fast. Cited from Moon-Face and Other Stories by Jack London
  • She had not a good feature, not even a good point about her ungainly figure. Cited from The Children's Pilgrimage, by L. T. Meade
  • However, they have their feet placed far back on the body, making them quite ungainly on land.
  • His great ungainly body dropped forward until his face was hid in his hands. Cited from Where the Trail Divides, by Will Lillibridge
  • They give, it is true, character to the interior, but their effect is ungainly. Cited from Somerset, by G.W. Wade and J.H. Wade
  • One who saw it could never again think of caribou as ungainly animals. Cited from Wilderness Ways, by William J Long
  • His figure was no longer ungainly; the big head seemed to fit better upon the narrow shoulders. Cited from Born In Exile, By George Gissing
  • On the other hand she had not made herself ungainly. Cited from Running Water, by A. E. W. Mason [AKA: Alfred Edward Woodley Mason]
  • His neck was short, and his figure was short and ungainly. Cited from Lippincott's Magazine Vol. XVII. No. 101. May, 1876, by Various
  • These features together produced the aircraft's ungainly appearance.
  • I looked at his huge and ungainly bulk, and into his animal face, and made no direct answer. Cited from California Sketches, Second Series, by O. P. Fitzgerald
  • Despite the man's ungainly appearance, however, his face was one that would attract and hold attention. Cited from Bob Chester's Grit, by Frank V. Webster
  • So the bottle was passed round, and for very shame they followed their ungainly leader. Cited from The End Of The World, by Edward Eggleston
  • He was very tall and ungainly, with a long neck and a small round head on the top of it. Cited from Hodge and His Masters, by Richard Jefferies
  • Then David saw a sort of convulsion pass across his ungainly face. Cited from The History of David Grieve, by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Out of herself she was no longer awkward, no longer ungainly. Cited from A Sweet Girl Graduate, by Mrs. L.T. Meade
  • The boy cast a quick glance at the somewhat ungainly figure of Father John. Cited from Sue, A Little Heroine, by L. T. Meade
  • Presently his blunt ungainly head rose within ten feet of them. Cited from Hunting the Lions, by R.M. Ballantyne
  • He was a big ungainly fellow, but in Roma's eyes who shall say how beautiful? Cited from The Eternal City, by Hall Caine
  • However ungainly his present appearance, he had figured to advantage in London life in his younger days. Cited from Life of George Washington, V1, by W. Irving
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