Usage examples for anomalous

  1. This was, indeed, the inevitable consequence of the anomalous position held by the former; and this want of concert of action subsequently contributed, in some measure at least, to the disastrous issue of the conflict below New Orleans. – The Narrative of a Blockade-Runner by John Wilkinson
  2. But if the social condition of the civilised world was anomalous at the beginning of the fifth century, its spiritual state was still more so. – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  3. It was older, by far, than this anomalous village. – Change in the Village by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
  4. But they were determined that the sovereignty should be a constitutional one, founded upon and limited by the time- honoured laws and traditions of their commonwealth; for they recognised the value of a free republic with an hereditary chief, however anomalous it might in theory appear. – History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: February 7, 2009
  5. Keep me informed of your proceedings as much as your anomalous character will permit; so that nothing may diminish my confidence that the man who had the honour to be christened Kenelm will not disgrace his name, but acquire the distinction denied to a Peter. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  6. I should maintain that, whether sinister or no, they are in principle at least not novel or anomalous – The Value of Money by Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
  7. Mrs. Pasmer would have been willing to take him from others, but if he were so anomalous as to have no one to be taken from, of course it lessened his value as a trophy. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  8. Hence the lower surface of the wings being more brightly- coloured than the upper surface in certain moths is not so anomalous a circumstance as it at first appears. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  9. It was something anomalous to call to arms for the sake of liberty a nation of serfs who vividly felt the injustice of their situation; besides, it had been heard that some moujiks said, " Bonaparte comes to bring us liberty, we do not want any more seigneurs." – Napoleon's Campaign in Russia Anno 1812 by Achilles Rose
  10. Not being shy, Ishmael had no inner terrors to overcome- only a feeling for self- defence which was the outcome of his anomalous position. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  11. We have, first, a very beautiful telescopic discovery of the minute satellites of Mars, and we have a determination of the anomalous movement of one of them. – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  12. Australia typifies this anomalous class of cases. – The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy by Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
  13. Lastly, in some few anomalous cases, the females are more beautiful than the males. – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  14. But the sight of Miss Althorpe being helped to the ground by her attendant lover, recalled me so suddenly to my own anomalous position on her stoop, that I let my first impulse pass and concerned myself instead with the formation of those apologies I thought necessary to the occasion. – That Affair Next Door by Anna Katharine Green
  15. But the wearer carried off this anomalous costume with an easy, condescending air, full of pleasantness, humour, and grace. – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  16. But possibly, in either case, there may be an ellipsis of some antecedent term; and surely, if we imagine the construction to be complete without any such term, we make the conjunction the more anomalous word of the two. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  17. By this process an immense power was lodged in his hands; nothing less, indeed, than the supreme executive and legislative functions of the land; while since the revolt had become, as it were, perpetual, ample but anomalous functions had been additionally thrust upon him by the estates and by the general voice of the people. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  18. These points of universal syntax are mentioned here for the sake of illustrating some anomalous forms. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  19. Most of them died from an anomalous form of disease, to which I am satisfied, the absence of light contributed as much as extreme cold. – The Ocean and its Wonders by R.M. Ballantyne