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incongruous
used in The Fountainhead

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Definition
out of place; or lacking in harmony or compatibility or appropriateness
  • Quite incongruously, Keating felt as if a conveyor belt was under his feet, from the moment he crossed the threshold.
    1.3 — Part 1 Chapter 3 (5% in)
  • She had a capacity for action, a competence that clashed incongruously with her appearance.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (9% in)
  • He looked incongruous in the drawing room of her penthouse, his huge bulk perched on the edge of a delicate chair, a hunched gargoyle against the glowing spread of the city beyond a solid wall of glass.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (14% in)
  • She had expected him to seem incongruous in her house; but it was the house that seemed incongruous around him.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (20% in)
  • She had expected him to seem incongruous in her house; but it was the house that seemed incongruous around him.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (20% in)
  • Without advice, assistance or plan, he began reading an incongruous assortment of books; he would find some passage which he could not understand in one book, and he would get another on that subject.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (49% in)
  • He could not force on himself, though he was seeking it fiercely, any other impression of her face than the incongruous one of undisturbed purity.
    3.3 — Part 3 Chapter 3 (34% in)
  • He had no feeling of height here, and the buildings seemed to lie under his toes, not a real city, but miniatures of famous landmarks, incongruously close and small; he felt he could bend and pick any one of them up in his hand.
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (3% in)
  • The skyscrapers looked pink against the blue sky, an incongruous shade of porcelain on masses of stone.
    4.12 — Part 4 Chapter 12 (1% in)

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