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eccentric
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

8 uses
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Definition
unconventional or strange; or a person with such traits
  • Unhappy as was the Bohemian, this eccentric being still aroused some compassion in her.
    2.9.3 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 3 — Deaf (90% in)
eccentric = unconventional or strange
  • This episode considerably distracted the attention of the audience; and a goodly number of spectators, among them Robin Poussepain, and all the clerks at their head, gayly applauded this eccentric duet, which the scholar, with his shrill voice, and the mendicant had just improvised in the middle of the prologue.
    1.1.2 — Vol 1 Bk 1 Chpt 2 — Pierre Gringoire (80% in)
  • The hands and heads of this throng, black against the luminous background, outlined against it a thousand eccentric gestures.
    1.2.6 — Vol 1 Bk 2 Chpt 6 — The Broken Jug (26% in)
  • From a bird's-eye view, these three burgs, the City, the Town, and the University, each presented to the eye an inextricable skein of eccentrically tangled streets.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (19% in)
  • Lastly, in the intervals of these roofs, of these spires, of these accidents of numberless edifices, which bent and writhed, and jagged in so eccentric a manner the extreme line of the University, one caught a glimpse, here and there, of a great expanse of moss-grown wall, a thick, round tower, a crenellated city gate, shadowing forth the fortress; it was the wall of Philip Augustus.
    1.3.2 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 2 — A Bird's-Eye View of Paris (42% in)
  • The beams, which cut the ceiling in parallel lines, diverted the eye with a thousand eccentric painted and gilded carvings.
    2.7.1 — Vol 2 Bk 7 Chpt 1 — The Danger of Confiding One's.... (10% in)
  • The chimneys of the houses, the battlements of the walls, the faceted gables of the roofs, the spire of the Augustines, the tower of Nesle, all these projections which broke the profile of the colossal obelisk added to the illusion by displaying in eccentric fashion to the eye the indentations of a luxuriant and fantastic sculpture.
    2.9.1 — Vol 2 Bk 9 Chpt 1 — Delirium (52% in)
  • Its shadowy mass was all furrowed with lights which flitted from window to window; as, when one has just burned paper, there remains a sombre edifice of ashes in which bright sparks run a thousand eccentric courses.
    2.11.1 — Vol 2 Bk 11 Chpt 1 — The Little Shoe (10% in)

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