“They get life so crookedly from servants and such,” he added.
All he cares for is the excitement of big things he can get at crookedly.
So that to preserve their self-conceit they question everything, are crudely and crookedly critical.
I wonder that, when the twig is so ruthlessly and persistently bent, the tree should reach up ever so crookedly towards heaven.
He used me crookedly at last, however; for he accused me of dishonesty, and attempted to bring me to punishment.
Notice the weird expression of these trees with their crookedly bent tops, one side of each trunk being almost devoid of branches.
Here belated sparrows drank or splashed their dusty feathers, and the parrot watched them crookedly.
Now it sat most crookedly upon him and was cut in many places so that it but barely hung upon his shoulders.
I have done no more than duty, though I did it crookedly, and told a heap of lies, for your sake.
I must hold therefore that those who act against rule and crookedly are neither wise nor self-controlled.
[1870s+; Attested from 1225 in the larger sense ''immoral, perverse, not orthodox'']