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peculiarity
 n.  eccentricity; oddness; an odd or unusual characteristic; private ownership; proprietorship
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Jean Valjean was of that thoughtful but not gloomy disposition which constitutes the peculiarity of affectionate natures.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI—JEAN VALJEAN
2  The peculiarity of sublime spectacles is, that they capture all souls and turn witnesses into spectators.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER XI—CHAMPMATHIEU MORE AND MORE ASTONISHED
3  A vast dawn of ideas is the peculiarity of our century, and in that aurora England and Germany have a magnificent radiance.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
4  An interesting and picturesque peculiarity of this sort of dwelling is the enormous size of the spiders.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
5  Jean Valjean had this peculiarity, that he carried, as one might say, two beggar's pouches: in one he kept his saintly thoughts; in the other the redoubtable talents of a convict.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V—WHICH WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE WITH GAS LANTERNS
6  It is the peculiarity of certain persons and certain professions, notably priests and nuns, to wear a grave and agitated air on critical occasions.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—FAUCHELEVENT IN THE PRESENCE OF A DIFFICULTY
7  The peculiarity of prudery is to place all the more sentinels in proportion as the fortress is the less menaced.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VIII—TWO DO NOT MAKE A PAIR
8  It was a flood tide complicated with a thousand ebb movements; the peculiarity of ebbs is to create intermixtures; hence the combination of very singular ideas; people adored both Napoleon and liberty.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
9  From a meteorological point of view, these cold winds possessed this peculiarity, that they did not preclude a strong electric tension.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER II—IN WHICH LITTLE GAVROCHE EXTRACTS PROFIT FROM ...
10  The peculiarity of a language which is desirous of saying all yet concealing all is that it is rich in figures.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
11  Besides, since our despair has this peculiarity, that it envelops others as well as ourselves, it seemed logical to him that all the world should come thither to die.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VI—MARIUS HAGGARD, JAVERT LACONIC
12  He continued: his words poured forth, as is the peculiarity of divine paroxysms of joy.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER I—THE SEVENTH CIRCLE AND THE EIGHTH HEAVEN
13  Day after day she looked fearfully into the child's expanding nature, ever dreading to detect some dark and wild peculiarity that should correspond with the guiltiness to which she owed her being.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In VI. PEARL
14  One peculiarity of the child's deportment remains yet to be told.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In VI. PEARL
15  The Aged's reading reminded me of the classes at Mr. Wopsle's great-aunt's, with the pleasanter peculiarity that it seemed to come through a keyhole.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXXVII
Example Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
16  Yes, I know as a detective you are not at liberty to make promises off-hand, but my case is a very peculiar one.
17  The only reason to note this is to emphasize that Indians were a special case created by the peculiar history of the United States.
18  What I find peculiar is the notion “fundamentalists” need or deserve to be criticized.
19  The well-known face was there: stern, relentless as ever - there was that peculiar eye which nothing could melt.
20  "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."
21  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.
22  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.
23  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.
24  The peculiarly disinterested institution of science develops only in special circumstances and remains constantly vulnerable.
25  And yet woman is coerced through submission to the Symbolic order to abandon feminine desire and a peculiarly feminine relation to origins.
26  Hunting foxes is a peculiarly English sport.
27  This land, you will observe, is peculiarly good, having some few acres of what we call prairie, or natural meadow.
28  The area has a few local peculiarities.
29  This technique is applicable to a wide variety of crops, but some modifications may be necessary to accommodate the peculiarities of each type.
30  One of the peculiarities of his behaviour is that he shouts instead of talking.