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She’s a little eccentric, but we don’t mind because she’s the best player on the team.
  unconventional or strange; or a person with such traits
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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.
  • In this country, eccentricity is not a punishable offense.
  • Eccentricity is not, as dull people would have us believe, a form of madness. It is often a kind of innocent pride, and the man of genius and the aristocrat are frequently regarded as eccentrics because genius and aristocrat are entirely unafraid of and uninfluenced by the opinions and vagaries of the crowd.
    Edith Sitwell

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  • She can afford eccentricity.
  • Any reference to her personal eccentricities, even from Henry, made her shy.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • But Mabel put the capital E in eccentric, especially in this small, conservative southern town, and it wasn’t simply because she had a couple of harmless quirks.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Guardian
  • he is a very rich Englishman, eccentric almost to insanity, and his real name is Lord Wilmore.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • He’s quite elderly, you know. And eccentric, the way rich people sometimes are.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • One might say he typified the phrase ’eccentric genius.’
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake

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  • Now that Ruth could no longer blame her mother’s problems on the eccentricities of her personality, she saw the signs of dementia everywhere.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • He was rather eccentric, a little crazy, I think.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Sure, my dad has a drinking problem and my mom can be a little eccentric, but they make sacrifices for me.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • With time, the queries about our adopted— and decidedly eccentric—little boy had mercifully ceased, and, considering how tactless Afghan queries can be sometimes, that was a considerable relief.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Well, how can any one tell what’s eccentric and what’s crazy?
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • It may occur to you that I am eccentric, perhaps mad.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • She announced to her husband (whom she now considered a difficult drunk rather than an eccentric) that she was leaving him.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • You know, eccentric artist and all that.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • Carrel’s eccentricities fed into the media frenzy about his work.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • ...and our classmates mercifully let us forget our father’s eccentricities.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • ...ownlife, it was called, meaning individualism and eccentricity.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • It was his one eccentricity.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried
  • a beard of bristling eccentricity.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • He so crowded on my mind his list of nature’s eccentricities and possible impossibilities that my imagination was getting fired.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • 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.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • "Alcohol in his blood-surrogate," was Fanny’s explanation of every eccentricity.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • After all, if these people had strange fads and expected obedience on the most extraordinary matters, they were at least ready to pay for their eccentricity.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • She had not recognized it in Pilate, whose equilibrium overshadowed all her eccentricities and who was, in any case, the only person she knew of strong enough to counter Macon.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon
  • Professor Snape has more important things on his mind that the many eccentricities of Albus Dumbledore.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Her courage could just as well have been described as eccentricity.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • From these pilgrimages to the jug and basin, he returned with such eccentricities of damp headgear as no words can describe; which were made the more ludicrous by his anxious gravity.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • "I’m serious," Longstreet said amiably "A little eccentricity is a help to a general."
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • And even though I loved my sister had accepted her eccentricities I found it hard to listen to detailed descriptions, abstract ambitions, relevant observations, hers and mine.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Settlers arrived—mostly wayward souls and eccentrics who had meandered off the Oregon Trail.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • But in spite of all that, if there was one race the People felt an affinity for it was the Irish. Perhaps it was their eccentricity, perhaps their dedication to the craic, as they called it.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Lima was a city of eccentrics, but even there she became its jest as she drove through the streets or shuffled up the steps of its churches.
    Thornton Wilder  --  The Bridge of San Luis Rey
  • No obviously bad effects were noticed from these ill-advised unions, but one or two old maids or gardener boys marked a weakening of faculties and a disposition toward eccentricity in some of the children.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • It captured the closeness and eccentricity about them that I loved—two people, so alike, caught in a crazy moment of their own making.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland
  • M. de Charlus was somewhat inclined to eccentricity,
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • I gave people more than I took. Middle-aged people I gave back a feeling of youth. Lonely girls? Understanding, Appreciation! An absolutely convincing show of affection. Sad people, lost people? Something light and uplifting! Eccentrics? Tolerance, even odd things they long for...
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • (His daughter Verona eccentrically took baths in the morning, now and then.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • And what earlier ages would have called vice was now no more than eccentricity—or, at the worst, bad manners.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • But with Mrs Wititterly the two titles were all sufficient; coarseness became humour, vulgarity softened itself down into the most charming eccentricity...
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • harmless eccentricities
    Albert Camus  --  The Plague
  • If you appeal to the crowd, either by being humorous or brutal or eccentric, you gain favor.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • You know that Mr. Fogg is very eccentric.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • I had just met the celebrated eccentric whom the locals called the Mayor of Hippie Cove,
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • The creature was a party of boys, marching approximately in step in two parallel lines and dressed in strangely eccentric clothing.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • Sir Charles was a widower, and a man who may be said to have been in some ways of an eccentric habit of mind.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • The Church of Saint-Sulpice, it is said, has the most eccentric history of any building in Paris.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
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