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uncanny
used in The Sunlight Dialogues

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Definition
beyond what is natural
  • After that he talked solemnly, pedantically, of the Sunlight Man's uncanny powers, and the more he talked the surer he was that all he was saying (and all they said, too) was nonsense.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (53% in)
  • He could quote things at great length (there was no way for them to know whether he was really quoting or inventing) and he had an uncanny ability to turn any trifling remark into an abstruse speculation wherein things that were plain as day to common sense became ominous, uncertain, and formidable, like buttresses of ruined cities discovered in deep shadow at the bottom of a blue inland sea.
    2 — When the Exorcist Shall Go to the House of the Patient... (2% in)

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