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Word: quirk

Definition: sudden sharp turn or twist; startling twist; caprice; idiosyncrasy; peculiarity of behavior; Ex. by a quirk of fate


Sentences Containing 'quirk'

Cindy White criticized the writers for waiting for Ferrell's second-to last episode to give his character a "juicy quirk".
Following Campbell Newman's departure from Lord Mayorship to enter state politics, Quirk was appointed the new Lord Mayor of Brisbane City.
Graham Quirk entered Brisbane City Council when elected as Councillor for Rochedale Ward in 1985 at the age of 27.
Graham Quirk is an Australian politician and the Lord Mayor of the City of Brisbane, succeeding former Lord Mayor Campbell Newman who is now Premier of Queensland.
Graham Quirk was elected as Deputy Liberal Leader to Campbell Newman and was appointed to the role of Chairman of Transport and Major Projects (later known as Roads, TransApex and Traffic).
His ideas would inspire the later work of Noam Chomsky and Randolph Quirk.
In 1958, Quirk made a memorable debut at the Cape Cod league in Massachusetts.
In 2008 the LNP gained a majority of councillors and Quirk took on the roles of Deputy Mayor and Chairman of the Infrastructure Committee.
In his youth Moffatt came to know several significant figures (all from the west of the island) on the Manx nationalist and language scene (the brothers Walter and Leslie Quirk, Jack Irving and Alfie Cooil), although at that time there was no official Nationalist Party.
In January 2010, the magazine announced Segal was leaving the top editorial post to become an editor at Quirk Books.
John Quirk was selected by the Board of Trustees to be the headmaster following Mr. Stroud's retirement.
Mr. Quirk arrived at Tabor following a twenty five-year career on the faculty and administration of the Brooks School in Massachusetts.
On April 28, 2012 Quirk won a four-year term as Mayor in his own right at the Brisbane City Council elections.
Quirk attended Dartmouth College (graduating 1959) where he led the college pitching stats in the 1958 and 1959 seasons.
Quirk has served as councillor for the ward of MacGregor in Brisbane.
Quirk was inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball Hall of Fame on 11/14/09.
Quirk, formerly a member of the Liberal Party of Australia, is a member of the Liberal National Party of Queensland (LNP).

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