ECCENTRIC in a Sentence

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eccentric
 a.  departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern
Classic Sentence: (40 in 3 pages)
1  Yet his zeal for certain studies was remarkable, and within eccentric limits his knowledge was so extraordinarily ample and minute that his observations have fairly astounded me.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  These were very remarkable, but as eccentric as all his other accomplishments.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
3  Mr. Gradgrind was for ever working, in print and out of print, at this eccentric sum, and he never could make out how it yielded this unaccountable product.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
4  Mr. Browlow was no less surprised, although his astonishment was not expressed in the same eccentric manner.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
5  Before his removal, he had managed to contract a strong friendship for Mr. Grimwig, which that eccentric gentleman cordially reciprocated.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
6  Indeed, from the direction of the Metropolitan Station no one was coming save the single gentleman whose eccentric conduct had drawn my attention.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
7  Sir Charles was a widower, and a man who may be said to have been in some ways of an eccentric habit of mind.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
8  He has had the reputation of being a man of eccentric habits, secretive and retiring.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
9  I would only observe that there is a certain method in the gentleman's eccentric proceedings.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
10  It was certainly rather eccentric behaviour.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
11  My pockets had always puzzled Weena, but at the last she had concluded that they were an eccentric kind of vase for floral decoration.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VII
12  Mr. Rochester is an amateur of the decided and eccentric: Grace is eccentric at least.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
13  I am afraid your principles on some points are eccentric.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
14  I imagine he did not think I was a beggar, but only an eccentric sort of lady, who had taken a fancy to his brown loaf.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
15  There was nothing of presumption or folly in Bingley that could provoke his ridicule, or disgust him into silence; and he was more communicative, and less eccentric, than the other had ever seen him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
Example Sentence:
1  People came up with some eccentric ideas for dealing with the emergency: someone even suggested tieing a knot in the comet's tail!.
2  The eccentric professor who engages in markedly outlandish behavior is a stock figure in novels with an academic setting.
3  Gertrude Stein ran off to Paris to live an eccentric, bohemian life with her writer friends.
4  He is an eccentric character who likes wearing a beret and dark glasses.
5  She gives the impression of being rather conventional, but under the surface she is wildly eccentric.
6  In the right hands, there's nobility in unfettered eccentricity.
7  Some of his friends tried to account for his rudeness to strangers as the eccentricity of genius.
8  As a teacher, she had a reputation for eccentricity.