INCONGRUITY's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of incongruity
Definition:
n. quality of disagreeing; being unsuitable and inappropriate
Example:
My other problem with the iPod is that I find them a bit of an incongruity in this age of convergence.
Sentence in Classic:
Not with pleasure, though I was bound to him by so many ties; no; with considerable disturbance, some mortification, and a keen sense of incongruity.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
I was overwhelmed with depression, too; I had an hysterical craving for incongruity and for contrast, and so I took to vice.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context
It might have seemed to him a waste of pomp and ammunition to kill a bug with a battery of artillery, but there seemed nothing incongruous about the getting up such an expensive thunderstorm as this to knock the turf from under an insect like himself.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
In the organism of states such men are necessary, as wolves are necessary in the organism of nature, and they always exist, always appear and hold their own, however incongruous their presence and their proximity to the head of the government may be.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Others will follow, others will outstrip me on the same lines; and I hazard the guess that man will be ultimately known for a mere polity of multifarious, incongruous, and independent denizens.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
In the years that followed that second christening, many changes had taken place in her that made the pet name incongruous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
But man is a frivolous and incongruous creature, and perhaps, like a chess player, loves the process of the game, not the end of it.
Notes from the Underground By Feodor Dostoevsky Context