Usage examples for freak

  1. " Just see what a freak he has taken! – A Nobleman's Nest by Ivan Turgenieff
  2. Yes, I'm a freak, as the gentleman so wisely said. – The Moon is Green by Fritz Reuter Leiber
  3. Besides this, Peter's interest in the boy was probably a mere freak, or at the best, sprang from a desire to serve his cousin, unless by any remote chance he had stumbled on a clue to Christopher's identity. – Christopher Hibbault, Roadmaker by Marguerite Bryant
  4. Who knows what incomprehensible whim or freak may have brought her here? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  5. Moreover, it was not an exceptional freak. – On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass by Derek J. de Solla Price
  6. Not a living creature had witnessed the slight deed on which, by a strange freak of fate, the history of the world was yet to turn. – The Air Trust by George Allan England
  7. You always were odd, but this last freak is the strangest of all. – Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories by Louisa M. Alcott
  8. A special arrangement took care of that '17' freak. – Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3 by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  9. What uncanny freak has taken possession of you to- night that you start in to write on your own hook, having resolutely declined to do any writing for me ever since I rescued you from the dust and dirt and cobwebs of the attic? – The Enchanted Typewriter by John Kendrick Bangs
  10. Rescued from the sea by a mere freak of nature, it might, for all practical purposes, have been much more usefully employed if covered a few fathoms deep with salt water. – Faces and Places by Henry William Lucy
  11. What is the signification of this new freak? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  12. I got a freak idea to take a walk alone. – The Readjustment by Will Irwin
  13. Was he a type or was he a freak? – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  14. She also asked me, Helen went on grimly, if I thought he'd be less of a freak as he got older. – Native Son by T. D. Hamm
  15. If any such person past the childhood sixty years did, he would be the freak. – Man Made by Albert R. Teichner
  16. And what mental freak is this that can induce you to postpone it and play with your first duty? – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  17. By some strange freak of nature this lofty ridge, lying about 6000 feet above the sea level, and forming a narrow gold- bearing bed over a hundred miles long, is by universal confession the richest treasure- house the ransackers of the whole earth have yet brought to light. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
  18. And by some freak of the spirit of the perverse the boy, who had shown himself so timid during the day, had now slipped out of his room and climbed upon a chair to see what the excitement was about, as though danger and death were the last things in the world with which he had to reckon. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  19. Mankind would be a freak, a cosmic accident. – The Lonely Ones by Edward W. Ludwig
  20. Laloo was a freak that came to this country some years ago, and at one time commanded a salary of a thousand dollars a week. – Continuous Vaudeville by Will M. Cressy