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Usage examples for peculiarity

  1. There was in John's voice something dangerously near satisfaction with this well- known peculiarity of youth. – The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories by Margaret Collier Graham
  2. The peculiarity lay in the manner with which the meaning was breathed into the notes. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  3. The second peculiarity in his conduct was that he never referred, while in my company, to the reports about his errand at Naples, and never once spoke of Miss Elmslie, or of his life at Wincot Abbey. – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  4. It was but a trifling peculiarity of expression, however, and I did not think much of it as I followed the butler along the hall, passing through a door, before which he swept the curtain aside with a flourish, and so into a passage which evidently led towards the new wing. – The House by the Lock by C. N. Williamson
  5. He did not know the peculiarity of the latch. – The Queen Against Owen by Allen Upward
  6. Our adventurers, witnesses of the fact, wondered also- while struck with its quaint peculiarity. – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  7. For this is the peculiarity of the king's first victory over the enemies who had done obstinate battle with him for nearly a quarter of a century. – Burke by John Morley
  8. The first time this peculiarity was discovered by her owner was on his return to the street after driving a bargain within the walls of the Temperance Hotel. – Drift from Two Shores by Bret Harte
  9. A peculiarity of which Egypt offers the only instance is thus explained. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  10. As I have noted, he was interested in himself only on the universal side; and he liked to find his peculiarity in you better than to keep it his own; he suffered a visible disappointment if he could not make you think or say you were so and so too. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  11. Ignorant of this peculiarity, Father Benwell committed a fatal error. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  12. As for why I sell so cheap, I must explain to you there is a peculiarity about the bottle. – The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25) by Robert Louis Stevenson Other: Andrew Lang
  13. If that peculiarity ever existed- for my part, I have never met with it at any time- it does so no longer. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
  14. Captain Elisha was first to notice the latter peculiarity. – Cap'n Warren's Wards by Joseph C. Lincoln
  15. The peculiarity of his face rested in the extraordinary large and luminous black eyes, set in black eyebrows, and fringed with thick black eye- lashes curiously curved inward.... – Stories of Authors, British and American by Edwin Watts Chubb
  16. It was this door which formed the peculiarity of the house. – The Millionaire Baby by Anna Katharine Green
  17. It is a peculiarity of all Goethe's love adventures that between him and the successive objects of his affections there was always some bar which made a regular union impossible or undesirable. – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  18. The series has this peculiarity, that all of its constituent volumes are independent of one another, and therefore each story is complete in itself. – Fighting for the Right by Oliver Optic
  19. Would he not, indeed, make the work of missions stand forth as the work, and not as an exception or a peculiarity? – Thoughts on Missions by Sheldon Dibble
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