Katie almost laughed at the oddity of his words. He didn't seem to be joking, but she couldn't see his face to tell one way or another.
There, as throughout life, the simplicity of his personal appearance and the oddity of his manners attracted notice, but still more, his great industry and mental power.
He is repulsed by the intolerably harsh and crabbed versification, by the recondite choice of theme and expression, and by the oddity of the thought.
In manner he was simple, direct, void of the least affectation, and entirely free from awkwardness, oddity or eccentricity.
Great fluency and ease of diction, considerable warmth of imagination and moral sentiment, and a sharp eye to discover any oddity of style or violation of the accepted canons of good taste, made his criticisms pungent and effective.