PECULIAR in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PECULIAR
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 a.  special; characteristic; unusual; odd; bizarre
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  And the behaviour of the cat was somewhat peculiar.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter III
2  But just at this moment Napoleon stood up and, casting a peculiar sidelong look at Snowball, uttered a high-pitched whimper of a kind no one had ever heard him utter before.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter V
3  She looked at him again, and smiled in her peculiar manner.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
4  On the right shoulder of the mantle there was cut, in white cloth, a cross of a peculiar form.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER II
5  To each of these chairs was added a footstool, curiously carved and inlaid with ivory, which mark of distinction was peculiar to them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
6  He wore a high square yellow cap of a peculiar fashion, assigned to his nation to distinguish them from Christians, and which he doffed with great humility at the door of the hall.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER V
7  While indulging themselves in the pleasures of the table, they aimed at delicacy, but avoided excess, and were apt to attribute gluttony and drunkenness to the vanquished Saxons, as vices peculiar to their inferior station.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIV
8  These, and many more arguments, some adapted to the peculiar circumstances of those whom he addressed, had the expected weight with the nobles of Prince John's faction.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
9  I must have something that I can term exclusively my own by this foray of ours, and I have fixed on the lovely Jewess as my peculiar prize.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
10  To this, however, Rebecca opposed many reasons, of which we shall only mention two that had peculiar weight with Isaac.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
11  Cedric, ere they departed, expressed his peculiar gratitude to the Black Champion, and earnestly entreated him to accompany him to Rotherwood.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII.
12  The mode of entering the great tower of Coningsburgh Castle is very peculiar, and partakes of the rude simplicity of the early times in which it was erected.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLII
13  Therefore the peculiar soft assurance of a girl like Constance Reid fascinated him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
14  The observation was extraordinary and peculiar.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 2
15  So when he stared at Connie in his peculiar way, giving her his peculiar, precise information, she felt all the background of his mind filling up with mist, with nothingness.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 5
Example Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
16  "I think that to transfuse emotion," he writes, "to set up in the reader's sense a vibration corresponding to what was felt by the writer's is the peculiar function of poetry."
17  A peculiar attribute of this sect is the character of many of its members: bankers, civil service officials, navy officers, army officers and others of the finest professions.
18  The well-known face was there: stern, relentless as ever -- there was that peculiar eye which nothing could melt, and the somewhat raised, imperious, despotic eyebrow.
19  It consisted in a peculiar bird-like turn, a sort of liquid warble, produced by touching the tongue to the roof of the mouth at short intervals in the midst of the music -- the reader probably remembers how to do it, if he has ever been a boy.
20  The peculiarly disinterested institution of science develops only in special circumstances and remains constantly vulnerable.
21  And yet woman is coerced through submission to the Symbolic order to abandon feminine desire and a peculiarly feminine relation to origins.
22  Hunting foxes is a peculiarly English sport.
23  This land, you will observe, is peculiarly good, having some few acres of what we call prairie, or natural meadow.
24  The area has a few local peculiarities.
25  This technique is applicable to a wide variety of crops, but some modifications may be necessary to accommodate the peculiarities of each type.
26  One of the peculiarities of his behaviour is that he shouts instead of talking.
27  Each nation has its own peculiarities when it comes to doing business.
28  All these peculiarities of his style have been parodied by his assailants.
29  It is the peculiarity of knowledge that those who really thirst for it always get it.
30  The lack of a written constitution is a peculiarity of the British political system.