eeriness

[ UK /ˈi‍əɹɪnəs/ ]
NOUN
  1. strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear
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How To Use eeriness In A Sentence

  • What is entirely missing from his approach is any cheeriness.
  • They went to their places with that spirit of stolid cheeriness which is the wonder and admiration of every one who knows Tommy Atkins intimately. Kitchener's Mob Adventures of an American in the British Army
  • The eeriness of the world, the mischief and the manyness, the littleness of the forces, the magical surprises, the unaccountability of every agent, these surely are the characters most impressive at that stage of culture, these communicate the thrills of curiosity and the earliest intellectual stirrings. A Pluralistic Universe Hibbert Lectures at Manchester College on the Present Situation in Philosophy
  • Which is exactly how I would have put it, happy as I was to discover these books, too, after so many years of unrelenting cheeriness and pointless plot-iness and overweening cutesiness and, as Phoebe suggests, way too much sugar. Jenny Rosenstrach: Daniel Handler's Summer Reading List
  • So here's my list of other must-have early flowerers, guaranteed to deliver cheeriness by the spadeful. Times, Sunday Times
  • A high school graduation dance displays an eeriness that makes me thankful I never have to step foot inside a classroom ever again.
  • Summer makes me incredibly sad, I just hate the heat and the 'cheeriness' of it all. Pour lolita Goth Hello Kitty and the winter in me.
  • It added an air of eeriness and unreality to the situation that made Joe feel sick to the pit of his stomach.
  • Sure, there are days when I want to go around sticking my tongue out at the world after four hours of on-air cheeriness.
  • Her dark eyes held a look so distraught and crestfallen that she didn't even notice the eeriness around her.
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