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eccentric
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
unconventional or strange; or a person with such traits
  • Hence these fair neighbors thought her either proud or eccentric, and sometimes spoke of her to their husbands as "your fine Mrs. Garth."
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (16% in)
  • Such reasons would have been enough to account for plain dress, quite apart from religious feeling; but in Miss Brooke's case, religion alone would have determined it; and Celia mildly acquiesced in all her sister's sentiments, only infusing them with that common-sense which is able to accept momentous doctrines without any eccentric agitation.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (1% in)
  • Like the eccentric woman she was, she was at present absorbed in considering what was to be done, and did not fancy that the end could be better achieved by bitter remarks or explosions.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (23% in)
  • Themselves at least he had never been unnatural enough to banish from his house, and it seemed hardly eccentric that he should have kept away Brother Jonah, Sister Martha, and the rest, who had no shadow of such claims.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (82% in)
  • "I never noticed any alienation of mind—any aberration of intellect in the late Mr. Featherstone," said Borthrop Trumbull, "but I call this will eccentric.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (15% in)
  • A man who does that is always charged with eccentricity, inconsistency, and that kind of thing.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (60% in)
  • "It is impossible to say what will suit eccentric persons," she answered, "but in my opinion Captain Lydgate is a thorough gentleman, and I think you ought not, out of respect to Sir Godwin, to treat him with neglect."
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (46% in)
  • It cannot answer to be eccentric; you should think what will be generally liked," said Rosamond, in a decided little tone of admonition.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (11% in)

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