Usage examples for outre

  1. The fete champetre is a fashionable mode of amusement where rank is, for the time, surrendered to the desire for simple enjoyment; and it is not altogether outre for the mistress of the mansion to mingle with her maidens in the " out- door dance," nor the squire to take a hand at " single- stick," or " bowls," with his rustic retainer. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  2. He was prepared to learn that there was a mystic side to her personality- a phase in her character which would be responsive to the outre and romantic. – Fire-Tongue by Sax Rohmer
  3. Vaura is full of regrets, as from what our friends say, his choice is extremely outre – A Heart-Song of To-day by Annie Gregg Savigny
  4. This feeling is one hardly deserving the name of ambition, for ambition has ever a laudable object in view, while this purposes to itself no more than merely having one's name coupled with some eccentric freak, or being pitied as the victim of outre tastes in dress or manner. – The History of Louisville, from the Earliest Settlement till the Year 1852 by Ben Casseday
  5. No, she is anything but outre – Sara, a Princess by Fannie E. Newberry
  6. However, Mary came to my way of thinking, and my choice of new things was in no wise outre – The Story of Antony Grace by George Manville Fenn
  7. The stranger was a very tall man, of robust and stalwart make, apparently aged about seven or eight and twenty years, clad in steel armour, enamelled so as to have a burnished blue appearance; but the vizor of the helmet was raised, and the face beneath it was a manly open face, thoroughly Scottish in its forms, but very handsome, and with short dark auburn hair, and eyes of the same peculiar tint, glancing with a light that once seen could never be forgotten; and the bearing was such, that Patrick at once growled to himself, 'One of our haughty loons, brimful of outre cuidance; and yet how coolly he bears it off. – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  8. A silken kilt and a dagger are rather outre objects for an English drawing- room, and looked barbaric and strange as worn by the young rajah, whose evening- dress was otherwise in faultless English style, being in fact the production of a certain tailor, of Savile Row, an artist who had been largely patronised by Murad for shooting and morning gear, and also for his especial pride, a couple of gorgeous uniforms, something between that of a hussar and a field- marshal bound to a review. – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  9. She will have to tidy herself, and I must try to persuade her not to put on anything outre thought Alice. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  10. The person who produced the most outre sentiment was called 'strong. – That Fortune by Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009
  11. The situation may be just as outre as you like- the more unusual the better- but it is the response of normal human emotions to most unusual situations that gives a magazine such as yours its powerful and unique " kick." – Astounding Stories of Super-Science April 1930 by Various
  12. And to come to another illustration from our own times, Mr Bernard Shaw's very clever and all too ingenious and over- subtle Man and Superman would, in my idea, and for much the same reason, be an utterly ineffective and weak piece on the stage, however carefully handled and however clever the setting- the reason lying in the egotistic upsetting of the " personal equation" and the theory of life that lies behind all- tinting it with strange and even outre colours. – Robert Louis Stevenson a Record, an Estimate, and a Memorial by Alexander H. Japp
  13. I don't think you are quite outre enough for her; perhaps I made a mistake in putting you into decent clothes. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  14. In response to an invitation he had contributed various prose articles to the North American Review had written some poetry, and by 1835 had completed his Outre Mer, a collection of prose sketches of his travels. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  15. There being a dozen young folks at the place, mostly male and female, from a neighboring hop, indulging in cream, the proprietor, a meek Norwegian with thin white hair, deemed it rude and outre to do so. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  16. We may first read Longfellow's prose works, " Outre Mer" and " Hyperion," and then his " Voices of the Night," besides following him in his " Life, with Extracts from his Journal and Correspondence," edited by his brother, which is one of the most delightful of books. – The Booklover and His Books by Harry Lyman Koopman