Awry in a sentence as an adjective

While "crowdsourced" reporting is kind of cool, this report strikes me as an example of that idea gone awry.

There's no need to get into specifics as to where specifically Hazlitt went awry.

Something went awry here, and being just one remove away from directly knowing the victim, I'm inclined not to blame the victim.

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And you know, I think if something did go awry, it would be it wouldn't be my favorite day."And yet as far as I know there are a number of projects that have failed.

Awry in a sentence as an adverb

Much more likely, in my view, is that the case becomes a testament to what happens when a party makes a high-stakes opportunistic legal grab that goes badly awry.

Whether it's money laundering or underreporting revenues, the implication is that something is awry at this McDonalds.

We illustrate the benefits of these strategies by discussing an example in which the classical publication system has gone awry, namely controversial IQ research.

"I realize that this probably wasnt done maliciously and that we were probably caught up in some algorithm gone awry"I realize the diplomatic and empathic intent here but to me the whole episode is really damning if this is how they handle customers.

All this weaponization of the words "political correctness" is quite obviously a nervous white phenomenon, a defense mechanism -- for example, do we talk about the banning of the ethnic studies program and Latino/Latina social studies books in Arizona as "political correctness gone awry"?

Awry definitions


turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"

See also: askew cockeyed lopsided wonky skew-whiff


not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"

See also: haywire


away from the correct or expected course; "something has gone awry in our plans"; "something went badly amiss in the preparations"

See also: amiss


turned or twisted to one side; "rugs lying askew"; "with his necktie twisted awry"

See also: askew skew-whiff