of an unusually noticeable or exceptional or remarkable kind (not used with a negative)
we've had quite an afternoon
quite a film
her victory was quite something
quite a walk
she's quite a girl
How To Use quite an In A Sentence
- Dahl came to admire him, although he described him as “quite an erk,”** and was shocked to discover that he could barely draw. Storyteller
- One State Representative said it was the largest rally he'd ever seen there and made quite an impact among his colleagues. Is parents' rally in Boston a harbinger of wider protests?
- Wit and playfulness is one thing, sending your models out in full Highland regalia is quite another. Times, Sunday Times
- I do get that hermitic urge. I'm quite anti-social in some ways, even with my mates.
- It is quite another to attribute a sense of mechanical consciousness to ancient pre-industrial civilization.
- I must have more than 'intimated' -- I must have spoken plainly out the truth, if I do myself the barest justice, and told you long ago that the admiration at your works went _away_, quite another way and afar from the love of you. The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846
- Their wedding turned out to be quite an occasion.
- So Frances Hodgson Rondel must, one way and another, have got quite an earful about Professor Shandy's strange avocation. SOMETHING IN THE WATER
- I am quite an abrasive player who can offer certain necessary things we need to put a spanner in their works and doubts in their minds. The Sun
- Jan 24 2008 Whoops, Eyak isn't quite an Athabaskan language but rather a coordinate subbranch of the Athabaskan-Eyak-Tlingit family, according to the Alaska Native Language Center. Archive 2008-01-01