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eccentric
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
unconventional or strange; or a person with such traits
  • Being of an eccentric and melancholy turn of mind, and greatly given to rummaging old records and hearkening to old traditions, he had brought himself, it is averred, to the conclusion that Matthew Maule, the wizard, had been foully wronged out of his homestead, if not out of his life.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (71% in)
  • It was one of his eccentricities, however,—and not altogether a folly, neither,—to conceal the amount of his property by making distant and foreign investments, perhaps under other names than his own, and by various means, familiar enough to capitalists, but unnecessary here to be specified.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (68% in)

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