How To Use Oddity In A Sentence

  • Written with charm and humour, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice and generosity.
  • A true oddity, it's a film about some twisted racketeers involved with a travelling carnival.
  • The oddity of Saintsbury's view may be easily seen in particular instances.
  • It was, of course, a completely unnatural oddity of physics, but the Weak Hole in particular was worse than your average black hole.
  • The big point is the sheer oddity of human self-awareness. Times, Sunday Times
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  • From his weird behaviour, he seems a bit of an oddity.
  • She suddenly realized the oddity of her remark and blushed.
  • The F-101B, the F-102, and the F-106 were high-speed interceptors, the F-105 a “fighter-bomber” designed to drop nuclear weapons, the F-104 an indescribable and dangerous oddity. Matthew Yglesias » Government for Sale
  • The oddity of this elaborate metaphor involving verse and human feet should not go unnoticed.
  • Carlson noticed another oddity; his plant had bloomed twice.
  • One oddity that will emerge is the number of types with four-coupled wheels on each motor bogie.
  • What commentary on our entertainment values when someone being himself on our airwaves is a unique oddity. He’s no Howard « BuzzMachine
  • One oddity of the new system is the windfall it will bring unionized employers.
  • Matilda the book is a marvellous oddity to which the musical gave a new shape and impetus. Times, Sunday Times
  • Meursault himself is an oddity, a stranger in his homeland.
  • The oddity of what he wore and what he was doing suited him.
  • Its main oddity is its ability to twist its head around and look like a snake. Times, Sunday Times
  • I can imagine that this play would have been the hardest to direct due to the sheer oddity of it all.
  • The next day though was a real oddity, I found myself lapsing into a darker, and grumpier mood.
  • He sees the gaiety of Sundays, the flashes of the sun, the oddity of a crowd carried away by the rhythm of the valses, the laughter, the clinking of glasses, the vibrating and hot atmosphere; and he applies to this spectacle of joyous vulgarity his gifts as a sumptuous colourist, the arabesque of the lines, the gracefulness of his bathers, and the happy eurythmy of his soul. The French Impressionists (1860-1900)
  • This makes William Wallace less of an historical oddity for not being a member of the aristocracy when he staged his famous rebellion.
  • Here's a quorum of such quatches ripe for revival, ready for your quaintance: quaddle (grumble), quizzity (oddity), querken (stifle), quiddle (dawdle), querimony (complaint), queme (pleasant), quetch (go), queeve (twist in a road). 'Roads to Quoz'
  • But the stark, dystopian science-fiction tale has become a cult oddity if not a classic.
  • To the South the situation was no different, sugar, bananas and tourism to one extent or the other, save and except the occasional added exotic oddity such as nutmeg, other spices and arrowroot.
  • Their oddity is that Lombardi's craftsmanship is so exquisite that one senses him helplessly luxuriating in the very complexity that he claims to find so suspicious.
  • The highlanders, with their visible poverty and audible oddity of speech, met with a mixed reception and often sent home unfavourable reports.
  • Perhaps the oddity is not his expected recall in a different guise, but his selection as a spinner in the first place. Times, Sunday Times
  • The change in gilts is an oddity to do with pension funding requirements and actually shows that we need to be less concerned about debt than you say - because we can refinance it all at 1%. Labour Has Doubled Income Tax Since 1997
  • The RSC brings us a real oddity. Times, Sunday Times
  • Uské's freakishness itself is still an oddity that nags one's curiosity, no matter how repellant he is.
  • As she walked through the corridors, she noticed another oddity about the sub.
  • It was with a twitch of this kind, and a certain indescribable twinkle of his somewhat melancholy eye, as he seemed intuitively to form a hasty conception of the oddity of his appearance to a stranger unused to the bush, that he welcomed me to his clearing. Roughing It in the Bush
  • Meckerei —to use a pejorative noun—can be laced with other qualities, like humor, but usually it amounts to something like shared disagreeableness, and I have written it off as a local oddity. Berlin's Summer of Discontent
  • We have to put up with the oddity of independent leftists and failed rightists masquerading as clean and competent political players.
  • Demurely as she sat there behind the tea-urn – for Dr. Gregory still engrossed all the attention of his guest, as far as talking was concerned – Fleda was again inwardly smiling to herself at the oddity and the pleasantness of the chance that had brought those three together in such a quiet way, after all the weeks she had been seeing Mr. Carleton at a distance. Queechy
  • Yes, our brains are changing as we learn how to quickly filter a horde of internet trash to find the useful bits, but our Brains are incredibly powerful organs and adaptable, which is why our evolution as humans make us such an oddity as a creature. Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » The Internet, Your Brain, Your Writerly Self
  • Among them is the case of Ted Serios, a former Chicago bellboy who became a hit as a cultural oddity in the 1960s with his seeming ability to produce images on Polaroid film by using a rolled up piece of cardboard he called a "gismo" to channel psychic energy into the camera. A Psychic Detective of Another Sort
  • Gustaf was something of an oddity, as the Kingdom soldiers had been segregated from the other prisoners. SHARDS OF A BROKEN CROWN
  • Some commentators have noted an oddity in Durkheim's writings.
  • More oddity than space, then. Times, Sunday Times
  • Written with charm and humour, this is a touching, absorbing oddity of a book about love, grief, avarice and generosity.
  • One oddity of this 1971 show is that Jesus is not the ‘star’ of his own show.
  • The example shown here is not a selective oddity, many rebated vehicles have low depreciation.
  • He said that if one had a clue this was the worst way; but if one had no clue at all it was the best, because there was just the chance that any oddity that caught the eye of the pursuer might be the same that had caught the eye of the pursued. The Complete Father Brown
  • I shelved the oddity, smiled, located Sophie Brandau in the glittering throng, whispered to Tye to have somebody spill a little vino rosso on the lovely Sophie’s dress, caught up a silver tray — gadrooned, my favourite style — and briskly went to start my compulsory courting. The Great California Game
  • Whether its their isolation, their oddity, or their relationship with shipwreck and disaster, there's barely a lighthouse in the world that hasn't got some creepy and curious history, some tale of hauntings or sea monsters.
  • Oddity number one features Mr Richard Desmond's supposedly soaraway Star, sold at a teeth-clenching 20p to make a 45p Mirror sweat. Deep in the detail ABC figures tell a curious story
  • The oddity of these locutions indicates how far from the mark are the analyses of ‘know’ from which they derive.
  • Today's Animal Oddity is the griffon vulture that was detained by officials in Saudi Arabia as an Israeli spy. David Mizejewski: Vulture Accused of Being a Spy
  • From his weird behaviour, he seems a bit of an oddity.
  • The sheer oddity of this fabulous little book may explain why Boyd's writing is not more widely celebrated in Australia, and why it ought to be.
  • Typewriting institutes are becoming an oddity, as manual typewriters are swept away by word processing software and computer keyboards.
  • One oddity of the generic preference polls is how volatile they are.
  • At five minutes long, the track is an oddity on an album of searing, straight-ahead punk rock that takes not one prisoner.
  • A blindfold test of this album might yield guesses like Stereolab in their garage days or a guitar-less Zappa, but Need New Body's zany debut is a free-standing oddity.
  • Callum nodded, he had noticed this oddity, but blamed it on a mistake.
  • If Charles Dickens had created a bestiary, it might have resembled this one: It's positively jovial with oddity.
  • In a class of 120 students there were four women including myself, and I still felt rather an oddity.
  • Right at the moment the only oddity in the freezer is a small bag of rabbit meat that I was just thinking about on the drive in. probably should toss that in a casserole soon. A Freezer Full of Mystery
  • Thomas Pryor noted this oddity after observing one of the panel discussions in Hollywood.
  • Blending elements from varied genres - crime thriller, road movie, noir - Fabio Segatori's picture is somewhat of an oddity.
  • Fancy, in this sense, falls a little short of oddity (bizarrerie) and caprice. A Philosophical Dictionary
  • It is an oddity of the Internet that you type in a request and an absurdly large number of ‘hits’ are recorded.
  • Its main oddity is its ability to twist its head around and look like a snake. Times, Sunday Times
  • Swing low, sweet Chariot is left unaccompanied, but that involves a disturbing oddity of pitching at the start.
  • Its oddity of structure, its lovely color and enticing fringe, lead one to suspect it of extraordinary desire to woo some insect that will carry its pollen from blossom to blossom and so enable the plant to produce cross-fertilized seed to counteract the evil tendencies resulting from the more prolific self-fertilized cleistogamous flowers buried in the ground below. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing
  • The oddity of the practice is enhanced when I'm home alone.
  • The title, as enigmatic as most of the images we get to see during the movie, is actually a few words from the Cockney slang term "as queer as a clockwork orange," which Burgess decided to use to illustrate the oddity of a conditioned person ( "orang" being the Malay word for "man"). Film School Rejects
  • Its main oddity is its ability to twist its head around and look like a snake. Times, Sunday Times
  • By now a real oddity has emerged. Times, Sunday Times
  • As the doctor discussed the medical oddity in front of him, Lamb felt a sudden shock shoot through her.
  • National diversity compensated slightly for ethnographic oddity. SOMEWHERE EAST OF LIFE
  • An oddity of the text is that two players are called on to play instruments that have always been played by one (the pipe has three holes so that it can be played with one hand only), even when the tambourin is used rather than the smaller tabor.
  • What Lenkiewicz brings to the party is an eye for the ramshackle oddity of family life.
  • In 19th-century New Zealand, where female self-expression, like civilization, is postulated as still being on the brink of formation, Ada's muteness is set forth as a kind of inexact metaphor for the repression of women -- an oddity and an encumbrance, like her enormous hoopskirts, but still a fact of life. Chicago Reader
  • McBurney captures precisely the lonely oddity of individual lives that characterises Murakami's work.
  • Just a little French oddity I had meant to share with you when I was in Chaunac Charente Maritime staying in a small gite. l'accent tonique - French Word-A-Day
  • European astronomers have discovered a true space oddity: a quasar without a detectable home galaxy.
  • Party membership, once only a rarity, is increasingly an oddity, or eccentricity.
  • The other oddity of the nine symphonies is that the number became a bit of a curse. What do you mean, you've never heard the Eroica symphony?
  • Don't bother if you live in a smallish house or flat - it may be viewed as an oddity and put buyers off. Times, Sunday Times
  • Its main oddity is its ability to twist its head around and look like a snake. Times, Sunday Times
  • From his weird behaviour, he seems a bit of an oddity.
  • An affection for deep-fried steak known as "pitchfork fondue" and the occasional roadside oddity—like Salem Sue, a 38-foot fiberglass Holstein cow—doesn't hurt. Crop Scouts Stalk North Dakota's Amber Waves of Grain
  • It's a genuine space oddity. The Sun
  • I think what gets me feeling itchy is all that emphasis on the facts of a life, while all the juicy, relevant, human oddity stuff gets left on the cutting room floor. Libba Bray biography
  • One other oddity: Maddie wasn't stuck in her usual manikin mode. Who Do You Say I Am
  • Surely, it was an inconvenient oddity - the thin silk kimonos favored by geisha were more decorative than protective against the elements.
  • In the land of the mega-church, the impartation of ashes was an opportunity to be identified with him who was despised and rejected, or at least with him who was a religious sideshow oddity. Christine A. Scheller: Leaving the Circus for the Jersey Shore and Finding a More Nourishing Faith
  • The story feels striking for its sheer oddity. Times, Sunday Times
  • The oddity of my catapulting into music made the subsequent speed of acquiring musical knowledge just as strange.
  • Ironically, there was already a syntactic oddity in the quoted paragraph.
  • An affection for deep-fried steak known as "pitchfork fondue" and the occasional roadside oddity—like Salem Sue, a 38-foot fiberglass Holstein cow—doesn't hurt. Crop Scouts Stalk North Dakota's Amber Waves of Grain
  • Dudley evolved from a goofy oddity to a devil-may-care ring villain.
  • The jazz soundtrack defines this oddity - often virtuosic and bewitching but slightly self-satisfied and overplayed. The Sun
  • One oddity of the place is that they don't do much in the way of fish and chips.
  • The RSC bring us a real oddity, but for my money one worth seeing. Times, Sunday Times
  • As they went out of the room, Lyenda voiced out one oddity of the palace.
  • The essays assembled here are a rich source of anecdote and oddity. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Additionally, if you would like to participate in both the free writing and prepared piece workshop, please notate this in the "It would be cool if A Space Oddity had ..." portion of the registration. Archive 2010-02-01
  • Typewriting institutes are becoming an oddity, as manual typewriters are swept away by word processing software and computer keyboards.
  • But even you must admit there are different standards of oddity. THE OTHER DEVIL'S NAME
  • Just a little French oddity I had meant to share with you when I was in Chaunac (Charente Maritime) staying in a small gite. l'accent tonique - French Word-A-Day
  • The press was an elderly oddity: a fat, shut-in houseguest who consumed two rooms, accompanied by floor-to-ceiling cabinets of paper and type trays. Boing Boing: December 7, 2003 - December 13, 2003 Archives
  • Perhaps the oddity is not his expected recall in a different guise, but his selection as a spinner in the first place. Times, Sunday Times
  • It's odd to think of myself as an anomaly, a quirk, an oddity, but that's what I am at the moment.
  • The fine tact of these consummate men of the world derives a humoristic enjoyment in eccentricity of character, which never shows itself in any outward sign beyond the heightened pleasure they feel in what other folks might call dulness or mere oddity. ' Lord Kilgobbin
  • Jonson's fault that many of his successors did precisely the thing that he had reprobated, that is, degrade the humour: into an oddity of speech, an eccentricity of manner, of dress, or cut of beard. Every Man in His Humor
  • Fifty, sixty years ago, Will Eisner was an oddity and a weirdo.
  • I go, I go, into the vestries of the landfall and the oddity yellow dingy restricted cables of the landfall. Parajanov Contra Zizek (oder selbst proclaimed Brechtian Beast Z vs aSublime moving picture for magnitude of efficacy.)
  • Long after, it would come back to me, the oddity of that spectacle in the hollow -- a man in a red fealdag, with his hide-covered buckler grotesquely flailing the grass, he, in the Gaelic custom, making a great moan about his end, and a pair of bickering rooks cawing away heartily as if it was no more than a sheep in the throes of braxy. John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn
  • Too much shine, and you'll end up a space oddity. The Sun

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