out of alignment


: out of line or proper arrangement : not aligned
The parts were out of alignment.

Examples of out of alignment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the objective of the side bend is to move side to side while holding a weight, eventually that weight will shift forward, pulling you out of alignment and forcing your shoulders to roll forward. Jeff Tomko, Men's Health, 10 Aug. 2022 One of his losses at the French was to Robin Soderling, a Swedish player going against Nadal on a day when the planets had to be out of alignment. Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, 29 May 2022 In a paper published on September 14 in Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences USA, the researchers suggest that being in tune with a conversational partner is good but that going in and out of alignment with them might be better. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, 21 Sep. 2021 But my body had been speaking to me for a long time — telling me something was out of alignment even before the IBS. Ally Dwyer As Told To Adele Jackson-Gibson, Good Housekeeping, 8 Apr. 2021 Recently, the harvest of yam, a key crop that is already stressed by changes in the climate, was disrupted, throwing it out of alignment with the seasonal and celestial markers and accompanying rituals that normally tell farmers when to reap. NBC News, 7 Apr. 2021 When a healthy gut flora population decreases, then other elements of the cat’s digestive system also fall out of alignment, and the results can be diarrhea, constipation, kidney issues or other serious medical issues. Michael Pollick, chicagotribune.com, 27 Mar. 2021 Whatever the case, the density of his crudity and the planetary scale of his vanity have pulled a whole wobbling system entirely out of alignment and forced it into a chaotic new order; every satellite is now pinned into a decaying orbit around this collapsing star. David Roth, The New Republic, 27 Oct. 2020 Yet the quartet’s speedy ascent has come at a moment when Blackpink’s approach feels almost entirely out of alignment with pop music’s prevailing trends. Star Tribune, 8 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Out of alignment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20of%20alignment. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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