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eccentric
used in A Tale of Two Cities

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Definition
unconventional or strange; or a person with such traits
  • 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.
    2.5 — The Jackal (50% in)
eccentricities = things reflecting unconventional or strange behavior
  • The kennel, to make amends, ran down the middle of the street—when it ran at all: which was only after heavy rains, and then it ran, by many eccentric fits, into the houses.
    1.5 — The Wine-shop (29% in)
  • Mr. Lorry knew Miss Pross to be very jealous, but he also knew her by this time to be, beneath the service of her eccentricity, one of those unselfish creatures—found only among women—who will, for pure love and admiration, bind themselves willing slaves, to youth when they have lost it, to beauty that they never had, to accomplishments that they were never fortunate enough to gain, to bright hopes that never shone upon their own sombre lives.
    2.6 — Hundreds of People (34% in)
  • After a hard contest with that eccentric action of thought which had last perplexed him, he had got the better of it.
    3.13 — Fifty-two (28% in)

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