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incongruity
used in Atlas Shrugged

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Definition
the quality of being out of place
  • "How do you do, Miss Taggart," she said in a lazily gracious voice, a drawing-room voice which seemed to strike, in that office, the same style of incongruity as her suit and her bow.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (65% in)
  • She wore a tailored suit, with a loose, bright bow hanging casually sidewise for a note of elegant incongruity, and a small hat tilted at an angle considered smart by virtue of being considered amusing; her face was a shade too smooth, her steps a shade too slow, and she walked almost as if she were swinging her hips.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (65% in)

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