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Word: eccentric

Definition: irregular; odd; unconventional; whimsical; bizarre; not concentric


Sentences Containing 'eccentric'

The kennel, to make amends, ran down the middle of the street when it ran at all: which was only after heavy rains, and then it ran, by many eccentric fits, into the houses.
After a hard contest with that eccentric action of thought which had last perplexed him, he had got the better of it.
There was nothing of presumption or folly in Bingley that could provoke his ridicule, or disgust him into silence; and he was more communicative, and less eccentric, than the other had ever seen him.
Observe what this eccentric river had been about: it had built up this huge useless tow head directly in front of this town, cut off its river communications, fenced it away completely, and made a`country'town of it.
``In reality,''observed Albert,``he seemed to me somewhat eccentric; were he at Paris, and a frequenter of the theaters, I should say he was a poor devil literally mad.
He thought several times of the project the count had of visiting Paris; and he had no doubt but that, with his eccentric character, his characteristic face, and his colossal fortune, he would produce a great effect there.
``He was an eccentric being, and did not believe in the existence of gratitude.''
Such a thing is really out of rule eccentric or stupid.
And did the eccentric person commit any new originality?''
``Because, my dear fellow, you understand one must never be eccentric.
``Doubtless you wish to make me appear a very eccentric character.
These offerings of affection were of a most various and eccentric description.
'Because his brother was a little eccentric--though he is not half so eccentric as a good many people--he didn't like to have him visible about his house, and sent him away to some private asylum-place: though he had been left to his particular care by their deceased father, who thought him almost a natural.
Botany variable, geology profound as regards the mud-stains from any region within fifty miles of town, chemistry eccentric, anatomy unsystematic, sensational literature and crime records unique, violin-player, boxer, swordsman, lawyer, and self-poisoner by cocaine and tobacco.
Indeed, from the direction of the Metropolitan Station no one was coming save the single gentleman whose eccentric conduct had drawn my attention.
My pockets had always puzzled Weena, but at the last she had concluded that they were an eccentric kind of vase for floral decoration.
But Dora's aunts soon agreed to regard my aunt as an eccentric and somewhat masculine lady, with a strong understanding; and although my aunt occasionally ruffled the feathers of Dora's aunts, by expressing heretical opinions on various points of ceremony, she loved me too well not to sacrifice some of her little peculiarities to the general harmony.
In outer aspect, Pip and Dough-Boy made a match, like a black pony and a white one, of equal developments, though of dissimilar colour, driven in one eccentric span.

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