A*wry" (?), adv. & a. [Pref. a- + wry.]

1.

Turned or twisted toward one side; not in a straight or true direction, or position; out of the right course; distorted; obliquely; asquint; with oblique vision; as, to glance awry.

"Your crown's awry."

Shak.

Blows them transverse, ten thousand leagues awry. Into the devious air. Milton.

2.

Aside from the line of truth, or right reason; unreasonable or unreasonably; perverse or perversely.

Or by her charms Draws him awry, enslaved. Milton.

Nothing more awry from the law of God and nature than that a woman should give laws to men. Milton.

 

© Webster 1913.

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