INCONGRUOUS in a Sentence

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incongruous
 a.  not fitting; lacking in harmony or compatibility
Classic Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  Then a strangely incongruous sight struck her eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
3  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
4  It was the curse of mankind that these incongruous fagots were thus bound together that in the agonised womb of consciousness, these polar twins should be continuously struggling.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
5  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
Get Context   In PART 1: IX
6  If he tried, his pictures seemed incongruous and false.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER VI
7  The most incongruous ideas were in confusion in his head.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 22
8  Their accoutrements were horribly incongruous; nothing is more funereal than the harlequin in rags.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII—THE CHAIN-GANG
9  This incongruity did not escape the guest.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
10  The incongruity between the men's deeds and their environment was great.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
11  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
Get Context   In Chapter XXVII
12  Nor, strictly investigated, is there any incongruity in this comparison.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 74. The Sperm Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
13  Neither he nor she had had any such adventure before and neither was conscious of any incongruity.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
14  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
Get Context   In PART 2: I
15  Secondhand furniture, ranging from cheap gum to mahogany and rosewood, reared up in the gloom, and the rich but worn brocade and horsehair upholstery gleamed incongruously in the dingy surroundings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence:
1  Dave saw nothing incongruous about wearing sneakers with his tuxedo; he couldn't understand why his date took one look at him and started to laugh.
2  A church tower protruding from the ground offers the incongruous spectacle to visitors.
3  The new computer looked incongruous in the dark book-filled library.
4  My other problem with the iPod is that I find them a bit of an incongruity in this age of convergence.
5  The incongruity of her situation struck Gina with unpleasant force.