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- 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.Chapter 22 -- The Procession (42% in)
eccentricities = unconventional or strange behavior
- It was as if she had been made afresh out of new elements, and must perforce be permitted to live her own life, and be a law unto herself without her eccentricities being reckoned to her for a crime.Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (60% in)
- The minister was glad to have reached this shelter, without first betraying himself to the world by any of those strange and wicked eccentricities to which he had been continually impelled while passing through the streets.Chapter 20 -- The Minister in a Maze (76% in)
- The Puritans looked on, and, if they smiled, were none the less inclined to pronounce the child a demon offspring, from the indescribable charm of beauty and eccentricity that shone through her little figure, and sparkled with its activity.Chapter 22 -- The Procession (78% in)
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