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bizarre
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
exceedingly odd or unusual
  • Ruth May had the bizarre idea that our neighbors desired to eat her.
    Book 1 — Genesis (37% in)
  • Perhaps it was reading the Bible that had set my mind in such an open frame, ready to believe in any bizarre possibility.
    Book 2 — Revelation (10% in)
  • But in our household it passed as a bizarre somber holiday, for on each of those five days the village chief of Kilanga, Tata Ndu, came to our house.
    Book 3 — Judges (57% in)
  • My hunt-goddess twin and I are now more distant kin than ever, I suppose, except in this one regard: she is beginning to be looked upon in our village as bizarre.
    Book 3 — Judges (72% in)
  • Later on, in the dark shelter of someone's house where we were staying, I watched the man Axelroot bizarrely transformed.
    Book 5 — Exodus (10% in)
  • The astonishing, the bereft, bizarre, and homeless (for we could no longer live in a parsonage without a parson), tainted by darkest Africa and probably heathen, Orleanna and Adah, who have slunk back to town without their man, like a pair of rabid dalmations staggering home without their fire engine.
    Book 5 — Exodus (19% in)
  • His circumstances were as bizarre as mine, and very lucky—we agree on that.
    Book 5 — Exodus (38% in)
  • The bus would hiss to a stop just inside the gate for a bizarre shift change: we teachers and maids would step down, and the bus would take on the weary, disheveled whores.
    Book 5 — Exodus (60% in)
  • Anatole must have been worried sick by my bizarre conduct, but it's no use arguing with a woman in labor, so he got out and walked with me while the boys bickered over who would drive the truck.
    Book 5 — Exodus (92% in)
  • No other continent has endured such an unspeakably bizarre combination of foreign thievery and foreign goodwill.
    Book 6 — Song of the Children (72% in)

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