(1) In one measured, maladroit motion - only after he had lined up the shot with the ball resting in his right palm - O'Neal aimed and fired.(2) This he contrasts to the maladroit policies pursued by the natives after they acquired independence - which included high tariffs, industrial planning, labor protection, and the like.(3) Padlin stared helplessly at his drawing, at his maladroit strokes.(4) Clinton's maladroit staffing decisions contributed to the political turmoil of his initial years in the White House.(5) I will only make one observation - the Chinese government has been extraordinarily maladroit over the past six months.(6) But her long harsh sentence is cockeyed, as is Peter Beattie's very disappointing and uncharacteristically maladroit response.(7) Allen, of course, hotly denies this, arguing that his lusty, maladroit , cowardly, witty and nebbish persona is a comic archetype.(8) A shame, then; in the book reviewed here├ö├ç┬¬ a picture gradually emerges of the artist as a cantankerous and socially maladroit buffoon.(9) The Germans also launched a maladroit effort to entice Mexico into the war, exposed by the Zimmermann telegraph affair.(10) But what is impressive is the way that their dialogue, often callow and maladroit, is callow and maladroit in precisely the right way.(11) If Lott's original words are not enough to disqualify him as Senate leader, then his maladroit grasp of public relations should be.(12) This has been an extremely clumsy maladroit approach on the part of the US economic team.(13) Measured against other degenerate cultures, we are still, in some respects, at the stage of a touchingly maladroit infancy.(14) A single maladroit quip or an unscripted dramatic moment on the campaign trail could spell the difference between victory and defeat.(15) So, these vines are actually moving these people, explaining their maladroit walking patterns.(16) Who loves quiet conversations about feelings or ideas, and can give a dynamite presentation to a big audience, but seems awkward in groups and maladroit at small talk?