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Definition of Gawkily
1. gawky [adv] - See also: gawky
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Literary usage of Gawkily
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells (1913)
"... carefully "turned out" people, living gawkily, thinking gawkily, talking nothing but sport and gossip, relaxing at rare intervals into sentimentality ..."
2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1892)
"... think that's enough; I'll go now to my aunt," and crossed the garden gawkily to a group in the centre of which dawdled young Herr Notary Wilhelm Fuchs. ..."
3. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, John Morley, Mowbray Morris, George Grove (1876)
"... lays who are distinctly visible to the mind's eye of a reader of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, and can be but gawkily represented on the stage. ..."
4. A Golden Wedding: And Other Tales by Ruth McEnery Stuart (1893)
"A murmur of suppressed mirth ran through the court as the tall, gaunt wearer of a white swiss dress stalked gawkily upon the stand. Priscilla meant that her ..."