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incongruous
used in Atlas Shrugged

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out of place; or lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
  • It seemed startling in that office, incongruous with the sternness of the rest: it was a touch of sensuality.
    1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (87% in)
  • Her leg, sculptured by the tight sheen of the stocking, its long line running straight, over an arched instep, to the tip of a foot in a high-heeled pump, had a feminine elegance that seemed out of place in the dusty train car and oddly incongruous with the rest of her.
    1.1 Part 1 Chapter 1 — The Theme (44% in)
  • "If everybody could pull for a common purpose, then nobody would have to be hurt!" he cried suddenly, in a tone of incongruous despair; he saw Taggart watching him and added, pleading, "I wish we didn't have to hurt anybody."
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (18% in)
  • When the green light of a signal appeared by the track, it gave them a point to reach and pass, but-incongruous in the midst of the floating dissolution-it brought them no sense of relief.
    2.10 Part 2 Chapter 10 — The Sign of the Dollar (67% in)
  • It seemed to him for an instant that he saw an incongruous look on the worn, cynical faces of the newsmen, a look that was not quite respect, expectation or hope, but more like an echo of these, like a faint reflection of the look they might have worn in their youth on hearing the name of Robert Stadler.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (8% in)
  • She could not decipher the expression of the eyes, it seemed incongruous, it resembled the calm, not of a woman, but of a scholar, it had that peculiar, luminous quality which is the fearlessness of satisfied knowledge.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (70% in)
  • It was her poise that irritated him most; she was no longer an incongruous little freak, dwarfed by the luxury of the residence which a famous artist had designed; she matched it.
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (11% in)
  • She asked, in a dead voice that had the incongruous sound of common sense, "I suppose you will now want us to get divorced?"
    3.4 Part 3 Chapter 4 — Anti-Life (87% in)
  • She glanced at him: the statement was so oddly perceptive and so incongruously irrelevant.
    3.5 Part 3 Chapter 5 — Their Brothers' Keepers (12% in)

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