Sentence Examples with the word clumsily

Besides, the old man well knew that to steer by transpointed needles, though clumsily practicable, was not a thing to be passed over by superstitious sailors, without some shudderings and evil portents.

High) has been clumsily fitted up with pews and galleries for Protestant worship, so that the effect of its slender columns is spoilt.

She made her way clumsily through one episode and then watched as his long fingers moved gracefully over the keys.

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The young man in his clattering chains stepped clumsily to the spot indicated, holding away with one finger the coat collar which chafed his neck, turned his long neck twice this way and that, sighed, and submissively folded before him his thin hands, unused to work.

But just when he was clumsily creeping toward the door, that dreadful something on the other side was already pressing against it and forcing its way in.

The group, which had evidentl y been clumsily led, took up a position between the Kiri and the Lake of Scutari, some 3,000 yd.

Reindeer, or caribou, constitute the genus Rangifer, and are large clumsily built deer, inhabiting the sub-Arctic and Arctic regions of both hemispheres.

The takin, which may be compared in size to a Kerry cow, is a clumsily built brute with yellowish-brown hair and curiously curved horns, which recall those of the South African white-tailed gnu.

With one last look at the river, she turned away and climbed the bank clumsily before heading towards the road leading from the bridge to her home.

He was a famous story-teller; after I had acquired language he used to spell clumsily into my hand his cleverest anecdotes, and nothing pleased him more than to have me repeat them at an opportune moment.