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The Scarlet Letter
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eccentric
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • a person whose eccentricities—insanity, as we should term it—led her ... to begin a conversation with the wearer of the scarlet letter in public.
  • It was as if she had been made afresh out of new elements, and must perforce be permitted to live her own life, and be a law unto herself without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime.
  • The minister was glad to have reached this shelter, without first betraying himself to the world by any of those strange and wicked eccentricities to which he had been continually impelled while passing through the streets.
  • The Puritans looked on, and, if they smiled, were none the less inclined to pronounce the child a demon offspring, from the indescribable charm of beauty and eccentricity that shone through her little figure, and sparkled with its activity.

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  • She’s a little eccentric, but we don’t mind because she’s the best player on the team.
  • The home was built and then abandoned by an eccentric billionaire.

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