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  • they are used to thinking of me as eccentric.
  • Yet apart from his eccentric condition, many people would have thought it justified if they had seen Avdotya Romanovna, especially at that moment when she was walking to and fro with folded arms, pensive and melancholy.
  • Though Pulcheria Alexandrovna felt that the young man was really too eccentric and pinched her hand too much, in her anxiety over her Rodya she looked on his presence as providential, and was unwilling to notice all his peculiarities.
  • He had spoken the truth, moreover, when he blurted out in his drunken talk on the stairs that Praskovya Pavlovna, Raskolnikov’s eccentric landlady, would be jealous of Pulcheria Alexandrovna as well as of Avdotya Romanovna on his account.
  • It appeared afterwards that on the same evening, at twenty past eleven, he made another very eccentric and unexpected visit.
  • Of course it was strange that he was wet through, but Englishmen, for instance, are even more eccentric, and all these people of high society didn’t think of what was said of them and didn’t stand on ceremony.

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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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