EXTRAORDINARY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EXTRAORDINARY
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extraordinary
 a.  exceptional; remarkable; beyond what is ordinary or usual
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  That any civilized human being in this nineteenth century should not be aware that the earth travelled round the sun appeared to be to me such an extraordinary fact that I could hardly realize it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
2  Still I had had such extraordinary evidence of the quickness of his perceptive faculties, that I had no doubt that he could see a great deal which was hidden from me.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
3  The more I thought of it the more extraordinary did my companion's hypothesis, that the man had been poisoned, appear.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
4  Whatever the motives of these extraordinary crimes, robbery is certainly not one of them.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
5  I did so; and became at once conscious of an extraordinary throbbing and commotion which was going on inside.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VI. A CONTINUATION OF THE REMINISCENCES OF JOHN W...
6  The other snarled aloud into a savage laugh; and the next moment, with extraordinary quickness, he had unlocked the door and disappeared into the house.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
7  With a large allowance for difference of tastes, and with all submission to the patricians of Coketown, this seemed so extraordinary a source of interest to take so much trouble about, that it perplexed him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XII
8  Robbed in an extraordinary manner.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
9  A lady so decorous in herself, and so highly connected, was not to be suspected of dropping over the banisters or sliding down them, yet her extraordinary facility of locomotion suggested the wild idea.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
10  The observation was extraordinary and peculiar.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
11  Connie really wondered at this queer, melancholy specimen of extraordinary success; it was said he had an income of fifty thousand dollars from America alone.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
12  But that is really rather extraordinary, because there's no denying it's an encumbrance.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
13  He had told her the most extraordinary, the most inconceivable, the most unwelcome news; and she could think of nothing else.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
14  Only think, my dear Sir Thomas, what extraordinary advantages you and I have been the means of giving her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
15  It cannot be expected that this system of farming would produce any very extraordinary or luxuriant crop.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Example Sentence: (22 in 2 pages)
1  It took an extraordinary amount of work.
2  An extraordinary personality cult had been created around the leader.
3  Perhaps the most extraordinary building of the nineteenth century was the Crystal Palace.
4  The virtue of a man ought to be measured not by his extraordinary exertions, but by his everyday conduct.
5  For a Liberal Democrat to argue that giving institutions the power to run their own affairs is a centralising measure is extraordinary.
6  The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
7  It took an extraordinary effort to focus on preparing his classes or correcting his students' work.
8  He is possessed of an extraordinary fund of energy.
9  You can enjoy the extraordinary sight unbroken cloud plains that stretch out before you.
10  The will to survive is extraordinary and at times overwhelming, capable of fashioning some form of normality even out of the darkest hour.
11  The group suffered an extraordinary series of minor mishaps.
12  It's extraordinary that he managed to sleep through the party.
13  We've made extraordinary progress as a society in that regard.
14  He told the extraordinary story of his escape.
15  Certainly there was a most extraordinary noise going on within, as if a dish or kettle had been broken to pieces.