QUAINT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of quaint
Definition:
a. odd; old-fashioned; picturesque; unfamiliar or unusual in character
Example:
The designs, which include flowers in quaint pale colors, give the notes a modern, clean look.
Sentence in Classic:
She changed her blouse too and, as she stood before the mirror, she thought of how she used to dress for mass on Sunday morning when she was a young girl; and she looked with quaint affection at the diminutive body which she had so often adorned.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
His hair had evidently been hastily brushed smooth in front of the temples, but stuck up behind in quaint little tufts.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In the course of his nightly patrols, he had long grown accustomed to the quaint effect with which the footfalls of a single person, while he is still a great way off, suddenly spring out distinct from the vast hum and clatter of the city.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson Context
Then I began to notice that there were some quaint little specks floating in the rays of the moonlight.
Dracula By Bram Stoker Context
He loved her pertness, her high spirits and the quaint sweet manner she had of showing her love for him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
It was lined with books, and there were pictures and statues, and distracting little cabinets full of coins and curiosities, and Sleepy Hollow chairs, and queer tables, and bronzes, and best of all, a great open fireplace with quaint tiles all round it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott Context
Those whom Nature had depicted as merely quaint became grotesque, the grotesque became preternatural; for all was in extremity.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
Gamut stood at his side, his meek head bared to the rays of the sun, while his eyes, wandering and concerned, seemed to be equally divided between that little volume, which contained so many quaint but holy maxims, and the being in whose behalf his soul yearned to administer consolation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
It was further decorated with strange and seemingly cabalistic figures and diagrams, suitable to the quaint taste of the age which had been drawn in the stucco, when newly laid on, and had now grown hard and durable, for the admiration of after times.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context
Caricature has sought again to spoil the quaint beauty of the music, and has filled the air with many debased melodies which vulgar ears scarce know from the real.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context