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incongruous
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The Fountainhead
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  • Quite incongruously, Keating felt as if a conveyor belt was under his feet, from the moment he crossed the threshold.
  • She had a capacity for action, a competence that clashed incongruously with her appearance.
  • She had expected him to seem incongruous in her house; but it was the house that seemed incongruous around him.
  • She had expected him to seem incongruous in her house; but it was the house that seemed incongruous around him.
  • He looked incongruous in the drawing room of her penthouse, his huge bulk perched on the edge of a delicate chair, a hunched gargoyle against the glowing spread of the city beyond a solid wall of glass.
  • He could not force on himself, though he was seeking it fiercely, any other impression of her face than the incongruous one of undisturbed purity.
  • Without advice, assistance or plan, he began reading an incongruous assortment of books; he would find some passage which he could not understand in one book, and he would get another on that subject.
  • The skyscrapers looked pink against the blue sky, an incongruous shade of porcelain on masses of stone.
  • He had no feeling of height here, and the buildings seemed to lie under his toes, not a real city, but miniatures of famous landmarks, incongruously close and small; he felt he could bend and pick any one of them up in his hand.

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  • incongruous behavior
  • I have suffered a great deal from writers who have quoted this or that sentence of mine either out of its context or in juxtaposition to some incongruous matter which quite distorted my meaning , or destroyed it altogether.
    Alfred North Whitehead

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