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  • The furniture could only be described compassionately as beach furniture, but it reflected an eclectic, practical consciousness at work over the years.   (source)
    eclectic = distinctive mix of styles
  • It was true that during her childhood she had sampled many of its eclectic offerings, filling her days with trips to museums, zoos, and theaters.   (source)
    eclectic = varied
  • But I was an abandoned reader and, besides, outlandishly eclectic, with an affinity for the written word—almost any written word—that was so excitable that it verged on the erotic.   (source)
    eclectic = mixing different styles
  • A true eclectic, as it would be expressed nowadays, Gringoire was one of those firm and lofty, moderate and calm spirits, which always know how to bear themselves amid all circumstances (~stare in dimidio rerum~), and who are full of reason and of liberal philosophy, while still setting store by cardinals.   (source)
    eclectic = one who selects a distinctive mix of styles or ideas rather than adopting a common set from a single source
  • Eclectic, you say?†   (source)
  • Talk about eclectic, Langdon thought.†   (source)
  • Her personality was eclectic and at times completely alien, yet they understood each other on a profound level.†   (source)
  • I had then, over those days of struggling with the staff plan, expended a significant amount of thought to ensuring that Mrs Clements and the girls, once they had got over their aversion to adopting these more 'eclectic' roles, would find the division of duties stimulating and unburdensome.†   (source)
  • Her tastes are almost impossibly eclectic: depending on the day of the week, she might be obsessed with an obscure hip-hop band, or an old Peter Sellers movie, or a new Japanese electronic gadget, or a certain shade of white that she has suddenly, mysteriously, decided is very coot.†   (source)
  • It was furnished in eclectic pieces, not one of them matching another, but harmonious just the same.†   (source)
  • "Marion," she said, for she had been gazing at my library, my eclectic little collection.†   (source)
  • The result was a cacophony of shape and color that the designer, with no detectable sign of irony, called Eclectic Deconstructionism.†   (source)
  • For their first batch of programs, they called on personal and professional contacts, choosing to begin with an eclectic mix of prominent people.†   (source)
  • I suck in some coffee, skip to the last paragraph: the inevitable eclectic, the obligatory post-feminist, a however and a despite.†   (source)
  • If she got somebody terribly Freudian, or terribly eclectic, or just terribly run-of-the-mill—somebody who didn't even have any crazy, mysterious gratitude for his insight and intelligence—she'd come out of analysis in even worse shape than Seymour did.†   (source)
  • An eclectic mixture of locally owned businesses line Tejon Street, the main drag.   (source)
    eclectic = varied
  • Yet Beaufort had an eclectic and educated board.   (source)
    eclectic = consisting of a mix of different styles
  • I had no idea what sort of denomination Orthodox Eclectic was, but I nodded like we had a big group of them back in Sylvan.   (source)
    eclectic = one who prefers to select a distinctive mix of styles or ideas rather than adopting a common set from a single source
  • While Travis conceived the structure in terms of square footage and building materials that could survive the salty, humid summers, Gabby introduced eclectic elements he'd never considered.   (source)
    eclectic = a varied mix of (not any one style)
  • It is not eclectic.   (source)
    eclectic = a varied mix of styles
  • I like the eclectic feel.   (source)
    eclectic = varied mix of styles
  • Their collection had grown into an eclectic fusion of new and old …. of cutting-edge and historical.†   (source)
  • He never became angry, except when somebody called him eclectic.†   (source)
  • His habitual touch was that of the eclectic, who lightly turns over and compares; and she was moved by this sudden glimpse into the laboratory where his faiths were formed.†   (source)
  • Therefore when a friendly summons came from Mrs. Archer, Mr. Jackson, who was a true eclectic, would usually say to his sister: "I've been a little gouty since my last dinner at the Lovell Mingotts'—it will do me good to diet at Adeline's."†   (source)
  • [6] /Vide/, in addition to the citations in the text, the /British Critic/, Nov. 1793; Feb. 1810; the /Critical Review/, July 1807; Sept. 1809; the /Monthly Review/, May 1808; the /Eclectic Review/, Aug. 1813.†   (source)
  • The /Edinburgh/, which led the charge, opened its attack in October, 1804, and the appearance of the five volumes of Chief Justice Marshall's "Life of George Washington," during the three years following, gave the signal for corrective articles in the /British Critic/, the /Critical Review/, the /Annual/, the /Monthly/ and the /Eclectic/.†   (source)
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