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out of place; or lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
  • Does it seem incongruous to you that a Middlemarch surgeon should dream of himself as a discoverer?
    Book 2 — Old and Young (23% in)
  • He knew that this was like the sudden impulse of a madman—incongruous even with his habitual foibles.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (30% in)
  • The bright fire of dry oak-boughs burning on the dogs seemed an incongruous renewal of life and glow—like the figure of Dorothea herself as she entered carrying the red-leather cases containing the cameos for Celia.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (50% in)
  • The black procession, when dismounted, looked the larger for the smallness of the churchyard; the heavy human faces and the black draperies shivering in the wind seemed to tell of a world strangely incongruous with the lightly dropping blossoms and the gleams of sunshine on the daisies.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (2% in)
  • Raffles, walking with the uneasy gait of a town loiterer obliged to do a bit of country journeying on foot, looked as incongruous amid this moist rural quiet and industry as if he had been a baboon escaped from a menagerie.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (88% in)
  • Unwonted circumstances may make us all rather unlike ourselves: there are conditions under which the most majestic person is obliged to sneeze, and our emotions are liable to be acted on in the same incongruous manner.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (91% in)

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