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Definition beyond what is natural
  • Her uncanny sense of direction
  • Miss Bartlett's sudden transitions were too uncanny.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • It was uncanny to hear two voices in the dark air a little distance away;
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Silver Chair
  • uncanny = beyond what is natural
  • The general could follow a trail through the woods at night; he could follow an extremely difficult trail; he must have uncanny powers; only by the merest chance had the Cossack failed to see his quarry.
    Richard Connell  --  The Most Dangerous Game
  • uncanny = beyond what is natural
  • "Yes, there is something uncanny, devilish and fascinating in her," Kitty said to herself.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • It was uncanny how much Lucky looked like Marley and how much the description fit him. too.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • There was something uncanny in her triumph.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Suddenly Ma appears, gliding into the room with an uncanny mix of star power and unpretentiousness.
    Steve Lopez  --  The Soloist
  • The bedroom was uncanny in its half-light, which turned the curtains to lurking robbers, the dressing-table to a turreted castle.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Incomprehensible as it seemed, Nels had a dread, an uncanny fear, and it was of that huge white automobile.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • To me, this display of bones, though far more graphic, felt much less uncanny, much less unnerving than that empty remnant of a hospital.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • The multiple ironies of this were so layered and uncanny that I gaped in horror.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • She had not reckoned on his uncanny intuition.
    Laura Esquivel  --  Like Water for Chocolate
  • The lymrill was peering intently at him, his small eyes betraying the uncanny intelligence that he conveniently masked whenever he misbehaved.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • There was something uncanny in the revelation.
    Ambrose Bierce  --  An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge
  • The sound of his voice echoed uncannily through the homelike hush, and he repeated: "There is something I've got to tell you .... about myself ...."
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • When she had to bring money home from the register, her skills at secreting it away were uncanny.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Evidently there was no wish for any uncanny events in the Common Room again.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Return of the King
  • I whispered, for really it seemed uncanny.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • She stood clasping him and caressing him, and he was something unknown to her—something almost uncanny.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers

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