Usage examples for eccentricity

  1. " To paint the right people at the wrong end may be an eccentricity but it is scarcely an indiscretion," pronounced Lady Caroline. – The Unbearable Bassington by Saki
  2. The old woman was nearer ninety than eighty, but was still lively and intelligent, despite her eccentricity – Love of Brothers by Katharine Tynan
  3. If I leave a man in my will ten talking elephants and a hundred winged horses, he cannot complain if the conditions partake of the slight eccentricity of the gift. – Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
  4. It was a mark of eccentricity to be interested in intellectual affairs, and one might go about for weeks and not meet a person with an idea. – The Metropolis by Upton Sinclair
  5. Mr. Lorry knew Miss Pross to be very jealous, but he also knew her by this time to be, beneath the service of her eccentricity one of those unselfish creatures- found only among women- who will, for pure love and admiration, bind themselves willing slaves, to youth when they have lost it, to beauty that they never had, to accomplishments that they were never fortunate enough to gain, to bright hopes that never shone upon their own sombre lives. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  6. Human integrity is generally looked upon as an eccentricity – Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays by Lemuel K. Washburn
  7. Behind this unaffected fraternal concord, however, the fact that they were pledged to a race in eccentricity was present. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  8. Mr. Ogilvie, minister of the parish of Lunan in the county of Forfar, had a great deal of eccentricity in his composition. –  by
  9. In short, she talked a good deal of nonsense, which would have let the light into heads less dense, but left her audience agape at her eccentricity – Two Poets Lost Illusions Part I by Honore de Balzac
  10. Eccentricity was expected of a man who had been in the habit of accomplishing such astounding results with raw human material and a football. – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  11. She was very fond of getting up early in the morning and going out, and in such a village this was an eccentricity bordering almost on lunacy. – The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford by Mark Rutherford
  12. I have eccentricity enough, but I cannot successfully push it without more means. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  13. " 'Look here, ladies, ' said the constable sternly, 'I don't like the eccentricity of your friend, and I don't like 'er songs, or 'er 'ead in my stomach. – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  14. True, he went to live in poor lodgings, but that was doubtless a personal eccentricity – The Nether World by George Gissing
  15. Its local eccentricity too, and unhealthy autumnal climate, lessened the general inclination towards it. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  16. Without effort, without eccentricity without anything you could name or define, she impressed you, and she held you - or at least she held me, always- expectant. – Ideala by Sarah Grand
  17. If he were difficult to understand, it reflected more upon his eccentricity than upon her density. – The Village Watch-Tower by (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  18. As for solitary habits, the world is right in condemning a man who, out of pure affectation or eccentricity shuts himself up alone, loses his friends, and sets society against him. – The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti by John Addington Symonds
  19. I knew how my own paper could not but appear particular and personal, and could not but suffer from that eccentricity to general opinion of which I have spoken. – The Free Press by Hilaire Belloc
  20. He spoke English easily, though scarcely fluently, and with occasional eccentricity of idiom. – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan