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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ungainly

ungainly can be used as a adj

1."You know he is as ungainly within as without. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2.He was clad only in his long night-dress, and his swollen ankles and ungainly feet protruded starkly from beneath it. - from Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
3.She follows her mother with ungainly steps, a mare leading her fillyfoal. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.Its evil eyes were wriggling on their stalks, its mouth was all alive with appetite, and its vast ungainly claws, smeared with an algal slime, were descending upon me. - from The Time Machine by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
5.He may have been quite right in thinking so, for he was an odd-looking personage, with an ungainly figure and long iron-gray hair that touched his stooping shoulders, and a full, soft brown beard which he had worn ever since he was twenty. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
6.Virag reaches the door in two ungainly stilthops, his tail cocked, and deftly claps sideways on the wall a pusyellow flybill, butting it with his head.. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
7.With its huge ungainly limbs sprawling unsymmetrically, and its gnarled hands and fingers, it stood an aged, stern, and scornful monster among the smiling birch trees. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

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