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go awry

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  1. go awry(Verb)

    to become twisted, or turned to one side

  2. go awry(Verb)

    to depart from the correct course

  3. go awry(Verb)

    Of a situation, to fall apart or unravel; to fall into disorder.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of go awry in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of go awry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of go awry in a Sentence

  1. Norm Pattis:

    We’re grateful to six courageous jurors who were able to understand that campus life isn’t the real world, kids experiment with identity and sexuality. When an experiment goes awry, it’s not a crime.

  2. Former US Attorney Timothy Heaphy:

    In sum, this was a poorly conceived plan that was not flexible enough to not accommodate changing conditions, good intentions, gone awry. Failure to communicate, failure to protect, all a product of the failure to prepare.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.

  4. Jim Dickey:

    The guy right behind me switched seats to the aisle in case things went awry.

  5. Nikolai Gogol:

    It is no use to blame the looking glass if your face is awry.

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