Doubtless Lizabetha Prokofievna was considered "eccentric" in society, but she was none the less esteemed:
She was much more likely to overstep the bounds of reasonable conduct by some extraordinary eccentricity.
Such were her words—very likely she did not give her real reason for this eccentric conduct; but, at all events, that was all the explanation she deigned to offer.
But I am more than ever struck by your eccentricity, Lizabetha Prokofievna.
You are an original and eccentric woman; I have seen that for myself—Do you know, I have even been rather fond of you?
She blamed her own stupid unconventional "eccentricity."
Thanks, prince, many thanks, eccentric friend of the family, for the pleasant evening you have provided for us.
By the end of the third day the incident of the eccentric lady and Evgenie Pavlovitch had attained enormous and mysterious proportions in his mind.
She’s an extraordinary woman, you see, an eccentric woman; I tell you I am so frightened of that woman that I can’t sleep.
Eccentric, senseless and mischievous!
She was, above all distressed by the idea that her daughters might grow up "eccentric," like herself; she believed that no other society girls were like them.
No one else followed the eccentric lady; but as she descended the steps she did not even look behind her, as though it were absolutely the same to her whether anyone were following or not.
The crowd and the music cheered Mrs. Epanchin a little, and amused the girls; they bowed and shook hands with some of their friends and nodded at a distance to others; they examined the ladies’ dresses, noticed comicalities and eccentricities among the people, and laughed and talked among themselves.
But if those good souls, in the boundless kindness of their hearts, were desirous of saving the eccentric young fellow from ruin, they were unable to take any stronger measures to attain that end.
"Because when one tells a lie, if one insists on something unusual and eccentric—something too ’out of the way" for anything, you know—the more impossible the thing is, the more plausible does the lie sound.
She observed that, as usual, the whole family had gone much too far ahead, and had converted a fly into an elephant; that, so far as she had heard their story, she was persuaded that nothing of any seriousness had occurred; that it would surely be better to wait until something did happen; that the prince, in her opinion, was a very decent young fellow, though perhaps a little eccentric, through illness, and not quite as weighty in the world as one could wish.
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