How to use Unusual in a sentence

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  • It was unusual having nothing to do.

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  • Well, that's an unusual name.

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  • Talking with Fritz was better than nothing, but this young man had an unusual way of thinking.

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  • Do they have anything unusual, like four moons?

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  • This book is unusual for two reasons.

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  • His words were spoken with an unusual amount of venom.

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  • Felipa didn't seem to notice anything unusual in his attitude, so maybe he had always treated them that way.

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  • You have such an inquisitive mind, crammed full of unusual facts.

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  • The unusual language and repetition made the story seem unreal.

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  • The parking lot was empty, and the only sign of unusual activity was the open gate.

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  • He pushed his way into the small apartment and flung the unusual Miami rain from his clothes.

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  • If not for her unusual power, and his cold magic, she would've considered him crazy.

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  • She couldn't agree with him more, but it was an unusual viewpoint for a man.

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  • Having spent most of his years in battle, he understood when a traditional approach would not work with an unusual opponent.

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  • You're an unusual female.

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  • However unusual their relationship might be, it was perfectly healthy.

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  • His power was checked but his unusual presence enough to draw the looks of those around them.

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  • They have an unusual tread.

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  • Probably not as unusual as you think.

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  • She knew that her going in during the night at an unusual hour would irritate him.

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  • Once again she was struck by the unusual blue of his eyes.

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  • I guessed vaguely from my mother's signs and from the hurrying to and fro in the house that something unusual was about to happen, so I went to the door and waited on the steps.

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  • They're all several hours after the fact and come from an unusual viewpoint; not where there would naturally be someone observing.

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  • Yes, the tips proved accurate an unusual number of times.

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  • There was absolutely nothing that Dean could see to indicate any unusual pattern or unaccounted time.

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  • Neither of us could recall anything unusual.

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  • The eatery also offers many unusual cocktails and a long list of wines and beers, as well as plenty of non-alcoholic beverages.

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  • That's unusual, I know, but we both like it that way.

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  • Damian felt the unusual urge to look in on her again, to feel her soft skin against him once more and make sure she was safe.

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  • Your blood test results were unusual.

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  • Their menu offers many antipasti choices, but the entrée options are more limited but unusual.

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  • Fall meals may include such unusual delicacies as lamb neck with corn and chanterelle mushrooms, black cod with clams and black garlic, and leek bread pudding with fennel.

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  • In this eatery, it is not unusual to find chicken souvlaki, hamburgers, moussaka, matzah ball soup, and baked ziti on the same menu.

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  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served; menu items run from the mundane to unusual.

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  • She gazed out the window as if she hadn't noticed anything unusual.

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  • Dr. Williams said my blood tests were unusual.

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  • It wasn't unusual for him to unwind after a trip by taking a ride and Carmen accepted it with the usual grace.

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  • His arm slipped around her waist, drawing her close, and she stared up into those unusual amber eyes.

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  • He's unusual, but you should be safe from him.

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  • He was listening with unusual attentiveness.

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  • He was accompanied by his brother, the Grey God, Darian, whose unusual power bent the air around him in a mix of light and shadows.

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  • The church, which contains numerous interesting monuments, possesses also the unusual feature of an apsidal Decorated chapel.

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  • A series of fresh depositions were sent in against her, and in June 1679 it was decided that she must stand her trial; but she was protected by the king, who in this instance showed unusual chivalry and earned her gratitude.

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  • The swift, unhesitating charge was more than unusual in the wars of the time, and was possible only because of the peculiar earnestness of the men who fought the English war.

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  • Jesus is but a man in whom this reminiscence is unusually strong, and who has consequently attained to unusual spiritual excellence and power.

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  • If it means all experience it assumes the point to be proved; if it means only common experience then it simply asserts that the miracle is unusual - a truism.

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  • He urged the need of adopting a permanent tariff policy, and on Dec. 5 1921 suggested a " flexible tariff " which might provide for the adjustment of rates to meet unusual and changing conditions.

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  • This knowledge, joined to what he had gathered by historical reading of equally unusual extent, he carefully digested and gave to the world in his Biographisch-literarisches Handworterbuch zur Geschichte der exacten Wissenschaften, containing notices of the lives and labours of mathematicians, astronomers, physicists, and chemists, of all peoples and all ages.

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  • Most unusual, this will make an excellent aperitif, or for general drinking.

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  • Over the years both staff and visitors have reported unusual goings-on, particularly in the chemist and attic areas.

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  • Your eyes... they are so unusual.

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  • That was unusual for Brandon.

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  • He didn't need his people to see someone quite so … unusual.

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  • He drifted into restless sleep, praying his unusual visitor was wrong.

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  • This grows under oaks, in clusters - a most unusual character for the mushroom, and is said to be excellent for the table.

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  • In 61 Gabinius, then praetor, endeavoured to win the public favour by providing games on a scale of unusual splendour, and in 58 managed to secure the consulship, not without suspicion of bribery.

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  • There are a number of unusual provisions in the constitution of Nevada.

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  • Remittent is a not unusual form of the malarial process in tropical and subtropical countries, and in some localities or in some seasons it is more common than intermittent.

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  • Owing to the skill shown on this occasion he seems to have been applied to when any manifesto of unusual ability was required.

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  • While, however, it is now not unusual to speak of "the Nonconformist.

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  • The strong and masterful character of these and other colleagues made the task of the prime minister one of unusual difficulty, a fact which was recognized by contemporaries.

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  • Several globes of unusual dimensions were produced in the course of last century.

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  • Meanwhile, and throughout his long episcopate of thirty-two years, he foreshadowed the zeal and the enlightened policy later to be displayed in the prolonged period of his pontificate, building and restoring many churches, striving to elevate the intellectual as well as the spiritual tone of his clergy, and showing in his pastoral letters an unusual regard for learning and for social reform.

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  • It is therefore from the point of view of its "charm" that the genius of Stevenson must be approached, and in this respect there was between himself and his hooks, his manners and his style, his practice and his theory, a very unusual harmony.

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  • Minnesota has the characteristic climate of the North Central group of states, with a low mean annual temperature, a notably rarefied atmosphere that results in an almost complete absence of damp foggy weather, and an unusual dryness which during the rather long winters considerably neutralizes the excessive cold.

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  • From 1891 to 1895 he represented the First Congressional District of Nebraska, normally Republican, in the national House of Representatives, and received the unusual honour of being placed on the important Committee on Ways and Means during his first term.

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  • The alternate Fresnel's zones are blocked out or otherwise modified; in this way the original compensation is upset and a revival of light occurs in unusual directions.

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  • While mining is not necessarily an unhealthy occupation, miners are subject to certain diseases resulting from vitiated air, and from unusual or special conditions under which at times they are forced to work.

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  • Finally the parties still in the trenches slipped away, and when dawn broke the Turks, who had first ascertained that something unusual was afoot from the explosion of a vast mine in the Anzac area, and from conflagrations on the beaches where the few stores to be abandoned were being destroyed, discovered that the invaders were gone.

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  • The aids were paid on a few occasions, determined by custom, where the lord was put to unusual expense, as for his ransom when captured by the enemy, or for the knighting of his eldest son.

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  • During the later middle ages it was the seat of several diets, that of 1184 being of unusual size and splendour.

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  • In his prime Gladstone was just six feet high, but his inches diminished as his years increased, and in old age the unusual size of his head and breadth of his shoulders gave him a slightly top-heavy appearance.

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  • The plan is unusual, consisting of a large nave without aisles, the span being between 45 and 50 ft.; it also has two shallow transepts and an apsidal east end.

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  • Numerous artesian wells furnish the city with an ample supply of water of unusual excellence.

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  • He avoids not only every unusual but every superfluous word; and, although no writing can be more free from rhetorical colouring, yet there may from time to time be detected a glow of sympathy, like the glow of generous passion in Thucydides, the more effective from the reserve with which it betrays itself whenever he is called on to record any act of personal heroism or of devotion to military duty.

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  • That he might equip himself the more completely for his duties, he took the unusual course of visiting India in person.

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  • The Gospel and the First Epistle are written in correct and flowing Greek, and there is not a barbarism, a solecism, or a provincialism in them; whereas the Greek of the Apocalypse is inaccurate, disfigured by unusual or foreign words and even at times by solecisms."

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  • The town was situated in an unusual position for a Greek city, on a flat marshy plain, and its walls form a.

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  • An unusual density of urban settlement, furnishing excellent home markets and transportation facilities, are the main props of this new interest.

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  • The vote varies from year to year, and it is not unusual for a certain number of municipalities to change from " licence " to " no licence," and vice versa.

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  • In this capacity he was conspicuous for fearless independence of thought and action in his opinion in the test oath case, and in his dissenting opinions in the legal tender, conscription and "slaughter house" cases, which displayed unusual legal learning, and gave powerful expression to his strict constructionist theory of the implied powers of the Federal constitution.

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  • As in India, the schedules had to be issued in an unusual number of languages, and were dealt with locally in the earlier stages of tabulation.

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  • Expert naturalists accompanied the party, which did not emerge from the wilderness until the middle of the following March, bringing with it a collection which scientists pronounce of unusual value for students of natural history.

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  • On Prince Albert's position the change had a marked effect, for in the absence of Melbourne the queen relied more particularly on his advice, and Peel himself at once discovered and recognized the prince's unusual charm and capacity.

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  • The excessive delicacy of his constitution, not pampered appetite, exacted some unusual indulgences.

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  • Tide-water Maryland is afforded rather unusual facilities of water transportation by the Chesapeake Bay, with its deep channel, numerous deep inlets and navigable tributaries, together with the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, which crosses the state of Delaware and connects its waters with those of the Delaware river and bay.

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  • The attack and defence of these entrenchments led to tactical phenomena of unusual interest.

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  • St Paul was in any case an unusual writer, by no means facile or with ready command of expression; still, he could by an effort express what he wanted, and new situations called up new words and new minor ideas.

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  • In May 1535, at the age of fourteen, he went up to St John's College, Cambridge, where he was brought into contact with the foremost educationists of the time, Roger Ascham and John Cheke, and acquired an unusual knowledge of Greek.

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  • The water-supply is from wells sunk through the sandy soil to the rock; of these there are more than twenty - an unusual number for a Syrian town.

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  • But in spite of du Junca's emphasis on the mask, it is in reality very questionable whether the wearing of a mask was an unusual practice.

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  • This unusual predominance of rural over urban manufacturing is further shown by the fact that in 1900, 64.3% of the establishments reporting, and 69.3% of the value of their products were from factories classified as rural, and in 1905 the proportion of rural factories was 58.8%, and the value of their products 72.9% of the total.

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  • The river Nipigon, on the north shore, is famous for speckled-trout (Salvelinus fontinalis, Mitchill) of unusual size; and all rivers and brooks falling into the lake are trout streams.

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  • The book presents the unusual peculiarity of being written in two languages, i.-ii.

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  • The delicate duties attached to this office he discharged with tact and energy; and in the "syncretistic" controversy, by which Protestant Germany was so long vexed, he showed an unusual combination of firmness with liberality, of loyalty to the past with a just regard to the demands of the present and the future.

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  • Pontodrilus, seeks an unusual environment, and is found in heaps of sea-weed cast up by the sea.

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  • After receiving the unusual honours of a triumph, he returned to the east with a large and well-equipped army.

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  • In the same way some individuals show a special tendency to poisoning by doses of certain drugs which are harmless to the great majority of mankind, and hence we get unexpected or unusual results, these arising from special susceptibility on the part of certain organs.

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  • An elderly woman in a nearby farm house heard a car stop, an unusual occurrence in so remote an area.

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  • On occasion, a child who is severely afflicted may need to special or unusual accommodations.

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  • We have included with her known ancestry an armorial portrait that readers might find fairly represents this talented actress's unusual beauty.

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  • There is one very unusual feature of those opening chapters.

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  • Even more unusual, the stubby tower hugs a later raised clerestory, quite out of keeping with each other.

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  • Melrose Abbey is unusual tho not unique in having the cloister to the north of the church.

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  • It certainly was not unusual for the Gestapo to leave known conspirators alone and free from arrest - until they were needed.

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  • A more unusual display was that of several microlights hacking round the circuit despite the stiff crosswind.

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  • At the end of the festival the unusual erection will be slowly deflated, leaving no trace of its existence.

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  • Instead, try exploring unusual food shops, whether a really good deli or a Chinese supermarket.

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  • It is extremely unusual to find all features associated with this ice disintegration so well preserved in such close proximity.

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  • There was no mistaking his astonishing sincerity, his painfully earnest endeavor to impart to her some rather unusual id.. .

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  • Its delightfully eccentric design will appeal to unconventional people who enjoy the unusual.

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  • We also now have resident little egrets, these birds were unusual summer visitors from southern Europe until recent years.

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  • Pre-shot materials projected on three screens will create an elusion of depth and unusual dimension behind the dancers.

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  • While all things equestrian make up the bulk of his work he has been known to tackle some unusual and challenging commissions.

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  • However, symptoms sometimes follow unusual exertion or strain, which may be blamed at first.

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  • Playing games on of prisonthe feds give the unusual.

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  • The collection included unusual pewter flagons, measures, chargers and plates and was estimated to fetch between £ 10,000 â £ 12,000.

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  • A Small pearl bordered fritillary was the most unusual.

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  • A Gray Topshell (a usually abundant small gastropod) on an Oyster was unusual for this beach.

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  • I have had a lot of unusual activity at our house (you might say ghostly ).

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  • Are you looking for a company that can supply unique unusual birthday gifts?

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  • Asian grocers are good places to pick up unusual varieties.

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  • The Glastonbury Thorn is simply a sport of common hawthorn, unusual but not unknown elsewhere.

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  • This white horse once had an unusual feature, a glass eye.

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  • The gardens are renowned for their rare and unusual trees collected by intrepid plant hunters during the Eighteenth Century.

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  • An unusual offer to help Bedford Rugby Club has come from, guess what, a stage hypnotist.

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  • His unusual style could be described as a cross between Bo Diddley and cult â80s indie band Stump.

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  • Most PEPc kinase genes contain a single conserved intron but solanaceous plants have one unusual PEPc kinase gene with a second intron.

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  • The ' Lion Rock ' is a citadel of unusual beauty rising 200 meters from the scrub jungle.

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  • The maist unusual place I've written a poem wis in the crypt unner an auld kirk in Prague in the Czech Republic.

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  • Apart from natural speech reproduction, the IL 12.2 stands out due to its unusual phase linearity an a broad dynamic range.

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  • The park is well known for its herds of elephants, and for its unusual tree-climbing lions.

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  • In color it is an unusual crime melodrama with Paris locations.

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  • It is not unusual to see them carrying quite a colony of parasitic mites.

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  • Right from the very early days, writers have given their sleuths unusual monikers.

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  • Children are known to often invent idiosyncratic notation to describe their mathematical findings, or to use algebraic notation in unusual ways.

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  • My buggy was also annoyingly prone to breaking down, not an unusual occurrence by all reports.

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  • If you're looking for a slightly unusual but delicious dessert, be sure to order the fried pineapple off the appetizer menu.

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  • The kat is not unusual in Syria (44), and among the haematite weights of Troy (44) are nine examples, average 144, but not of extreme varieties.

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  • A man of great force of character and much ability, of keen ambitions and unusual shrewdness, though not remarkable for breadth of mind, he attained to great influence in the executive government and was soon the leading spirit in that dominant group known in Upper Canadian history as the Family Compact.

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  • Here Otho remained ten years, and his administration was marked by a moderation unusual at the time.

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  • Lying within the rich agricultural region of the Lebanon and Schuylkill valleys and near vast fields of anthracite coal and iron ore, Reading possesses unusual business and industrial advantages.

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  • We may also call attention to the greatly lengthened choir, commenced by Abbot John of York, 1203-1211, and carried on by his successor, terminating, like Durham Cathedral, in an eastern transept, the work of Abbot John of Kent, 1220-1247, and to the tower (D), added not long before the dissolution by Abbot Huby, 1494-1526, in a very unusual position at the northern end of the north transept.

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  • But from the first he won great popularity even in the English-speaking provinces, and showed unusual capacity for leadership. His party was beaten in the first general election held after he became leader (1891), but even with its policy of unrestricted reciprocity with the United States, and with Sir John Macdonald still at the head of the Conservative party, it was beaten by only a small majority.

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  • This is not an unusual arrangement in Lamellibranchs, and a similar disposition occurs in some Gastropoda (Haliotis).

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  • The work of criticism has brought to light important examples of fluctuating tradition, singular lacunae in some places and unusual wealth of tradition in others, and has demonstrated that much of that which had long been felt to be impossible and incredible was due to writers of the post-exilic age many centuries after the presumed date of the events.

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  • The preservative climate of Upper Egypt and the belief of the Egyptians in life after death must be the causes which led them to take unusual care for preserving the bodies of their dead.

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  • There were no unusual epidemics during those years, and the rate given may be considered normal.

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  • Riggs, is the unusual development of the premolar to the exclusion of the posterior teeth.

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  • The municipal park system is one of unusual beauty, consisting of a chain of parks with a total area of about 1030 acres, encircling the city and connected by boulevards and driveways.

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  • The mesocephalic appears to be the preponderant form of skull; though this is unusual among Melanesian races.

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  • It is kept clean and cool by the waters of the river, which flow through the streets in open channels; and its old fortifications have been replaced by public walks, and, what is more unusual, by vineyards.

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  • Peter had resolved to crown his consort empress, and on the 15th of November 1723 he issued a second manifesto explaining at some length why he was taking such an unusual step. That he should have considered any explanation necessary demonstrates that he felt himself to be treading on dangerous ground.

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  • Most of the people are of moderate stature, but the chiefs and the women of their families have been remarkable for their height, and 400 pounds was formerly not an unusual weight for one of this class.

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  • In the 11th century it was distinctly unusual for a peasant to possess a whole team of his own, and there is no reason for supposing the case to have been otherwise in early times; for though the peasant might then hold a hide, the hide itself was doubtless smaller and not commensurate in any way with the ploughland.

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  • These works are written in a lucid, racy, picturesque style, which secured for them an unusual degree of popularity.

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  • They rendered good service at Syracuse and Arginusae; but their greatest achievement was the decisive victory at Delium over the flower of the Athenian army (424), in which both their heavy infantry and their cavalry displayed unusual efficiency.

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  • It is compiled out of an Adversaria, or commonplace book, in which he had jotted down everything of unusual interest that he heard in conversation or read in books, and it comprises notes on grammar, geometry, philosophy, history and almost every other branch of knowledge.

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  • Litigation in the yarn trade is very unusual, and Lancashire traders generally have only vague notions of the bearing of law upon their transactions, and a wholesome dread of the exp'erience that would lead to better knowledge.

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  • The term "commission agent" is now discredited, and buying done by Manchester houses on simple commission terms is unusual though not unknown.

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  • It was distinguished by the unusual purity of the metal obtained, some of his samples containing 99.5 to 99.8%.

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  • This unusual variation probably arises from early differences of opinion as to whether there was one Mark or more than one.

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  • In the densely populated Netherlands, with no extensive forests, the fauna does not present any unusual varieties.

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  • The sentence was executed the same day with circumstances of unusual cruelty.

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  • Despite their troubled history and long subjection, the Belgic provinces still retained to an unusual degree their local liberties and privileges, and more especially the right of not being taxed, except by the express consent of the states.

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  • The poem is evidently intended to display the writer's knowledge of obscure names and uncommon myths; it is full of unusual words of doubtful meaning gathered from the older poets, and many long-winded compounds coined by the author.

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  • His works are marked by exegetical skill, unusual power of condensation and uniform fairness.

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  • It does not appear that there was much suspicion of the garbling which had been practised - garbling not unusual at the time, and excused in this case by the fact of a lull in the troubles of Port Royal and a great desire on the part of its friends to do nothing to disturb that lull.

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  • The dam and tunnel were works of unusual difficulty.

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  • President Lincoln was of unusual stature, 6 ft.

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  • His mother, Isabel Fenton, of a good family which had suffered from connexion with the Stuart rising of 1745, resolved that he should receive a first-rate education, and sent him first to the parish school and then to the Montrose Academy, where he remained till the unusual age of seventeen and a half.

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  • It is not unusual for arcs and bands to look as if pulses or waves of light were travelling along them; also the direction in which these pulses travel does not seem to be wholly arbitrary.

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  • In October 1907 an agreement was attained, thanks chiefly to the sobering of Hungarian opinion by a severe economic crisis, which brought out with unusual clearness the fact that separation from Austria would involve a 1907.

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  • As an historian Procopius is of quite unusual merit, when the generally low literary level of his age is considered.

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  • On the 31St March 1883, ten weeks after the arrival of the first draft of recruits, about 5600 men went through the ceremonial parade movements as practised by the British guards in Hyde Park, with unusual precision.

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  • In the service of the Theban Ammon two priestesses called the Adorer of the God and the Wife of the God occupied very influential positions, and towards the Saite period it was by no means unusual for the king to secure these offices for his daughters and so to strengthen his own royal title.

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  • He united two unusual gifts, being at the same time the most cultured man of his day, and also in the highest degree a practical person, who clearly perceived what would most rapidly educate and interest the uncultivated.

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  • The principal theatres are liberally open to fresh dramatic talent of every kind, and the great fondness of the Danes for this form of entertainment gives unusual scope for experiments in halls or private theatres; nothing is too eccentric to hope to obtain somewhere a fair hearing.

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  • But though he attained a fair practice at the bar, and was recognized as a lawyer of unusual mental distinction and clarity, his forensic success was not nearly so conspicuous as that of some of his contemporaries.

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  • An unusual find was a Scythian royal grave in a tumulus at Solokha, in 1913.

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  • Carlyle meanwhile was suffering domestic troubles, unfortunately not exceptional in their nature, though the exceptional intellect and characters of the persons concerned have given them unusual prominence.

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  • Siward, a man of unusual strength and size, is said to have risen from his bed at the approach of death, and to have died dressed in all his armour.

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  • But he has also unusual powers of hearing.

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  • Many of the river bluffs rise to an unusual height, Starved Rock, near Ottawa, in La Salle county, being 150 ft.

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  • The demand, though supported by plausible pretexts, was not only unusual but clearly inadmissible.

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  • He was convicted by the Queen's Bench on the 21st of May 1 593, and hanged on the 29th at the unusual hour of 4 p.m., the signature of his old enemy Whitgift being the first of those affixed to the warrant.

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  • His return was marked by another miraculous feeding of the multitude, and also by two healing miracles which present unusual features.

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  • The passage stands almost alone as a revelation of inner conflict in a life which outwardly was marked by unusual calm.

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  • This man's unusual faith, based on his soldierly sense of discipline, surprised the Lord, who declared that it had no equal in Israel itself.

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  • But the theses posted somehow touched heart and conscience in a way unusual in the common subjects of academic disputation.

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  • Notwithstanding its small size, Palestine presents a variety of geographical detail so unusual as to be in itself sufficient to mark it out as a country of especial interest.

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  • If both the bodies are luminous, especially if they do not differ much in brilliancy, the motion of revolution is shown by a periodic doubling of the lines of the spectrum; when one body is moving towards us and the other away their spectral lines are displaced (according to Doppler's principle) in opposite directions, so that all the lines strong enough to appear in both spectra appear double; when the two bodies are in conjunction, and therefore moving transversely, their spectra are merged into one and show nothing unusual.

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  • This Mahommed, the father of the two first Abbasid caliphs, was a man of unusual ability and great ambition.

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  • The governor holds office for two years; he has the pardoning and veto power, but his veto may be overridden by a simple majority in each house of the whole number elected to that house (a provision unusual among the state constitutions of the Union).

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  • Elections of members of the state legislature and of Congress are not held at the same time - a very unusual provision.

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  • Elections are by Australian ballot; the constitution prescribes that no law shall " be enacted whereby the right to vote at any election shall be made to depend upon any previous registration of the elector's name " (extremely unusual).

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  • In 1848 $500-$700 a day was not unusual luck; but, on the other hand, the income of the great majority of miners was certainly far less than that of men who seriously devoted themselves to trade or even to common labour.

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  • The conjuncture of circumstances, and the immigration it induced, were unusual even for American conditions.

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  • It stands up with a boldness quite unusual in a Dutch town, and steps are even necessary to lead to the higher portions of the town.

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  • Of the French it is admitted that in their colonial possessions they displayed an unusual faculty for conciliating the prejudices of native races, and even for assimilating themselves to the latter.

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  • Ibn Batesta notices two destructive pestilences in the 14th century, and Ferishta one in 1443, which he calls ta'un, and describes as very unusual in India.

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  • This' popular idea has no foundation in fact, for continued observations have failed to show any unusual prevalence of gales at this season.

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  • The more orthodox Sudras carry their veneration for the priestly class to such a degree that they will not cross the shadow of a Brahman, and it is not unusual for them to be under a vow not to eat any food in the morning, before drinking Bipracharanamrita, i.e.

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  • A study of his works reveals an unusual combination of skill and originality in the mathematical treatment of many of the most difficult problems of astronomy, an unfailing patience and sagacity in dealing with immense masses of numerical results, and a talent for observation of the highest order.

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  • Filial piety influenced in a quite unusual degree his feelings and his action all life through.

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  • It is not unusual in the case of champagne to add some sugar to the must in the years in which the latter is deficient in this regard.

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  • White port is made from white grapes, and a peculiarity of its manufacture is that the must is frequently fermented in the presence of the skins, which is most unusual in the case of white wines.

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  • It is a very rich loamy earth, possessing great fertility and an unusual power of retaining moisture, which makes artificial irrigation little needed.

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  • A rather unusual institution within New Mexico is the mounted police, who numbered I I in 1907, whose work was almost entirely in the cattle country, and who had authority to patrol the entire Territory and to make arrests or to preserve order wherever their presence was needed, unhampered by the restrictions limiting the jurisdiction of local police.

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  • In this there was nothing unusual or illegal, and no objection would at that time have been made to it, but James introduced a certain innovation; he proposed that the opinions of the four judges should be given separately and in private.

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  • Sometimes other proportions obtain, while it is not unusual to have quotations for flaxes containing four different kinds.

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  • Neither the spirit nor the god is conceived as 7 So the epithet 'el might be applied in Hebrew to men of might, to lofty cedars, or mountains of unusual height, as well as to the Supreme Being.

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  • The evidence rather implies that, so far as the sanctions of religion affect the savage at all, they affect him with unusual force.

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  • But the rains set in with unusual violence, and Mir Jumla's army was almost annihilated by famine and sickness.

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  • The census is taken in an unusual manner, being drawn up from the registries of the clergy according to parishes every ten years.

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  • Cruelty is not a Persian vice; torture and punishments of an unusual and painful nature being part of their judicial system.

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  • As to foreign relations, he received embassies from Europe and a deputation from the French East India Company; he sought to conciliate the Uzbegs by treating their refugee chiefs with unusual honor and sumptuous hospitality; he kept on good terms with Turkey; he forgave the hostility of a Georgian prince when brought to him a captive; and he was tolerant to all religionsalways regarding Christians with especial favor.

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  • From the Restoration onwards the use of ceremonial lights, though far from universal, was not unusual in cathedrals and collegiate churches.

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  • It is not unusual in bad seasons for a single grower to lose 30 per acre in one season.

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  • It is written, for Scaliger, with unusual moderation and good taste, but perhaps for that very reason had not the success which its author wished and even expected.

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  • In the United States the utility of the cod-hatching operations has been constantly asserted by representatives of the Bureau of Fisheries, but practically the only evidence adduced is the occasional appearance of unusual numbers of cod in the neighbourhood.

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  • Taxation for ordinary municipal purposes is limited to 1 Y„ on property values, extra taxes being allowed for unusual purposes; but the city cannot be bonded without the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the electorate.

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  • Unusual courage and self-reliance were necessary for success.

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  • To succeed in the aim no small amount of dexterity was required, and unusual ability in the game was rated as high as corresponding excellence in throwing the javelin.

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  • One vase, of Corinthian workmanship, dates from the 6th century B.C.; and many of the early Christian relics are of unusual interest.

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  • This is due in some degree to the energy of the early British geologists, whose work profoundly influenced all subsequent thought in the science, as may be seen by the general acceptation of so many of the English stratigraphical terms; but the natural conditions were such as to call forth and to stimulate this energy in an unusual way.

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  • His mother, a daughter of the Rev. Solomon Stoddard, of Northampton, Mass., seems to have been a woman of unusual mental gifts and independence of character.

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  • Strange shapes of hills and rocks, rare plants and animals, unusual faces and figures of men, questionable smiles and expressions, whether beautiful or grotesque, far-fetched objects and curiosities, were things he loved to pore upon and keep in memory.

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  • In order the better to qualify himself for this appointment, he went to Europe (May 15th, 1826) and spent three years and a half travelling in France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and England, learning languages, for which he had unusual talent, and drinking in the spirit of the history and life of these countries.

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  • The choir, with its unusual form and radiating chapels, plainly follows French models, but the name of the architect is lost.

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  • A careful sifting of the available evidence would rather tend to represent Periander as a ruler of unusual probity and insight, and the exceptional firmness and activity of his government is beyond dispute.

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  • His exemplary diligence and unusual mathematical capacity were soon noticed.

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  • The term of the governor and other chief executive officers, which had been four years until the adoption of the constitution of 1865, under which it was two years, was restored to the long term (unusual in American practice).

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  • The language and dialogue of Melite are on the whole simple and natural, and though the construction is not very artful (the fifth act being, as is not unusual in Corneille, superfluous and clumsy), it is still passable.

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  • Nicomede, often considered one of Corneille's best plays, is chiefly remarkable for the curious and unusual character of its hero.

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  • Again, in the use of decimals, it is unusual to give less than two figures.

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  • The proximity of such good markets as Chicago, Cincinnati, St Louis and Louisville, in addition to the local markets, and the unusual opportunities afforded by the railways that traverse every portion of the state, have been important factors in the rapid agricultural advance which has enabled Indiana to keep pace with the newly developed states farther west.

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  • He was apparently taken by surprise by an assault at such an unusual time of the year, and was forced to escape with his military household to the isle of Athelney among the marshes of the Parrett.

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  • The moment at which he made this U,ird third attempt was one of unusual anxiety.

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  • By an overwhelming majority it threw its lot in favor of Gladstone; and Disraeli, without even venturing to meet parliament, took the unusual course of at once placing his resignation in the queens hands.

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  • The Conservative government, which thus fell, will be chiefly recollected for its remarkable concession to democratic principles by the passage of the Reform Act of 1867; but it deserves perhaps a word of praise for its conduct of war, a distant and unusual war.

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  • The election was conducted with unusual bitterness; but the constituencies practically affirmed the policy of the government by maintaining, almost unimpaired, the large ma$ority which the Unionists had secured in 1895.

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  • His son and successor, Henry, 1st duke of Lancaster (c. 1300-1361), was a soldier of unusual distinction.

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  • Paul was undoubtedly not a man of quick parts or unusual views, but he was handsome, attractive, strong-willed, and has never been accused of promoting nephews or favourites.

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  • Fairbairn takes the rather unusual view that Greek Christian theology was the climax of the process of Greek philosophy, and so far alien to piety, although he is far from banishing speculation out of theology.

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  • It is not an unusual thing for a working crew to find themselves at the dinner hour 2 m.

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  • When he has acquired a little means it is not unusual for the fisher to settle down and reclaim a bit of land.

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  • Any Lapp who had attained to manhood could in ordinary circumstances consult the drum for himself, but in matters of unusual moment the professional wizard (naid, noide or noaide) had to be called in.

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  • As Proudhon aimed at economic rather than political innovation, he had no special quarrel with the second empire, and he lived in comparative quiet under it till the publication of his work,, De la Justice dans la revolution et dans l'eglise, (1858) in which he attacked the Church and other existing institutions with unusual fury.

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  • At Cambridge he was strongly influenced by the philosophical views of Ralph Cudworth and Henry More, who proposed an unusual degree of toleration within the boundaries of the church and the limitations imposed by its liturgy and episcopal government; and his intercourse in Holland with foreign divines of different Protestant sects further encouraged his tendency to latitudinarianism.

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  • A fourth unusual feature is that South Carolina has applied the principle of direct primary nominations to all elective officials from governor down.

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  • They also interpreted all portents or unusual phenomena of nature, especially thunder and lightning, and prescribed the expiatory ceremonies after such events.

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  • A reduction of $1,000,000 to $1,500,000, without impairing the service, has been a not unusual result of their deliberations.

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  • During the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) the king of the Belgians preserved neutrality in a period of unusual difficulty and danger.

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  • These provisions did not remedy the grosser defects, and as proposals for an amendment of the constitution could be submitted to the people only after receiving a majority vote of the lower house, all further attempts at effective reform seemed to be blocked, owing to the unwillingness of the representatives of the smaller townships to surrender their unusual degree of power.

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  • His taste for the greater Latin authors, particularly Lucretius, was never lost, and he acquired at school an unusual facility in Latin composition.

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  • Although he disliked the life and was not specially qualified for it - as he used to say regarding the excellent precepts of his Pddagogik, he was never able to apply them - yet he added to his other accomplishments a grace and polish which he displayed ever afterwards to a degree somewhat unusual in a philosopher by profession.

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  • The investigation of the conditions under which adaptation of nature to intelligence is conceivable and possible makes up the subject of the third great Kritik, the Kritik of Judgment, a work presenting unusual difficulties to the interpreter of the Kantian system.

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  • The height of the plant varies greatly with season, soil and manuring; in some districts it varies from 3 to 8 ft., but in the Piedmont province it is not unusual to see them from 8 to 16 ft.

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  • She settled into the seat and relaxed, diverting her attention to Destiny, who didn't appear to notice that something unusual was happening.

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  • Think of a plain Jane or Jamie with an unusual gift, that scares the shit out of them.

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  • Martha remained in bed, unusual for her but understandable, as this was her last full day in Ouray.

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  • She frowned and in a burst of unusual and caustic candor, explained how her son's life was much more complicated as he was about to become a father, baseball player and chuck his education and—although she didn't say it—mess up his life.

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  • The front door bell chimed away the Dean's reverie, an unusual occurrence when no new lodgers were expected.

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  • Fred O'Connor gave a brief—unusual for him—explanation of Annie, careful not to identify her as a Quincy and the sisters' ancestor.

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  • He saw the skin patches, fracture brace, and laser-sealed wounds—evidence of the medic's quick work—but he also saw the unusual bulge in the wounded soldier's side.

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  • The man before her – a Watcher by his glowing green eyes and the Original Watcher by his unusual height of nearly six feet – was smiling.

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  • Quaint little alleys and yards off the steep main street house many interesting shops offering a wide range of unusual gifts and mementos.

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  • It has a proud cultural tradition and unusual wildlife, particularly the critically endangered saiga antelope.

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  • The bogs support unusual plants species such as the insectivorous sundews and pale butterwort, the showy bog asphodel and early marsh orchid.

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  • There is unusual scope to realize this aspiration on a site where comprehensive redevelopment is to take place.

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  • No unusual skills are needed, but engineers carrying out the port will need good knowledge of the original 680x0 or 80x86 assembler.

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  • These unusual emissions enabled astronomers to pinpoint these two faint stars among the myriad of other faint stars in the cluster.

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  • William's work is very unusual, even avant-garde.

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  • The square barrows were also unusual in that they were constructed by digging four straight trenches, which were not joined at the corners.

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  • A range of unusual minerals are present together with notable lava cooling features such as columnar basalts, chisel marks and blister surfaces.

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  • Eye for unusual the world's top can reveal how giant company blather.

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  • Many still wear bluejeans - and sometimes more unusual items like boas - but headscarves are commonplace.

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  • They may even be used to create very unusual bonsai.

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  • Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

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  • An open, unusual setting for this pair of quarter carat diamonds set in 18ct yellow gold.

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  • Orbicular granite - this igneous rock has an unusual orbicular granite - this igneous rock has an unusual orbicular structure that is sometimes seen in granites and diorites.

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  • In referring to Luna, Spong was speaking about another unusual instance of a solitary orca known to scientists as L98.

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  • The village is a surprise, too, tucked under a lone hill, with an unusual church surrounded by orchards.

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  • The bass end of the bridge terminates in an unusual carved scroll ornament.

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  • An unusual mix today, this must have seemed outlandish 300 years ago.

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  • But when unusual or exceptional news comes into play, a stock (and/or markets) nearly always overreacts.

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  • Thus the Blounts had an unusual opportunity to avoid the labels ' recusant ' and ' church papist ', if they so wished.

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  • These artificial composites exhibit the unusual left-handedness, i.e. simultaneously negative permittivity and negative permeability.

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  • An unusual form of strangles is recognized which produces flu-like symptoms and often becomes persistent in a yard.

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  • This new species was such an unusual organism, a new phylum was proposed.

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  • There is an unusual memorial to wartime carrier pigeons surrounded by a carpet bed.

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  • It's unusual, but a hungry fox could well try to take young piglets.

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  • The gateway has ionic pilasters; above is a large arched window with very unusual decoration.

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  • The exhibition is bursting with fascinating and unusual exhibits including a tank of live piranhas, the giant mole and a beached sea creature.

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  • This may happen if you have a small or unusual shaped uterus, a fibroid or low-lying placenta.

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  • The highlight of this area is the chance to see the unusual and shy platypus swimming effortlessly in the clear creeks.

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  • They have an unusual wart-like feature on either side of their heads called plicae where the earlobes are usually seen.

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  • The entrance lobby is unusual and, frankly, rather pokey, but it's probably very effective at keeping the drafts out.

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  • He really was a most unusual man a genuine polymath.

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  • Will I be required to chant, or adopt unusual postures?

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  • Today, there is now the unusual spectacle of a modern glass precinct rising out above early 20th century walls!

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  • Such an initiative on the part of the bride is unusual and suggests a metaphoric profundity that will be examined below.

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  • An unusual version of this famous story, inspired by the centuries old tradition of Vietnamese water puppetry.

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  • It differs from C. bicolor in having an upright raceme, which is an unusual characteristic in this section of the genus.

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  • The density measurements gave no ground for reliance on an unusual isotopic ratio.

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  • One unusual way in which the community was involved in this project was in baking cakes for the free interval refreshments!

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  • Her favorite themes were marriage breakdowns, unusual psychology and sexual relationships.

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  • But during the summer rerun period, something unusual happened.

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  • We are now often dealing with very unusual gene combinations not seen in the wild - for herbicide resistance for instance.

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  • The shunt resistor is always an unusual low value, and needs to be hand-made from resistance wire.

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  • The resulting encounter was possibly the most unusual battle of any of the Jacobite risings.

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  • They make an unusual and eye-catching display and are perfect for stocking in the busy run-up to Christmas.

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  • This ring consists of an unusual princess cut sapphire of a lovely rich blue color.

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  • The animal still has a number of unusual features, even for a water scorpion.

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  • Unusual as is the name of this resort, it is largely self-explanatory.

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  • Unusual force required to stop - broken brake servo or air in system.

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  • What is unusual about Howard Read's comedy sidekick?

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  • Pat Cherry brought an unusual shaped brass candle snuffer and a signature rocking blotter pad.

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  • They even take the unusual step of traveling upriver to consult sexy soothsayer Tia Dalma (Naomie Harris ).

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  • Numerous echo soundings were taken which were of unusual character.

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  • The blast was attributed to an unusual build-up of stomach gases ignited by the sparks.

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  • It was a scene brilliant enough to fascinate anyone, and the two eggs stood spellbound while their eyes feasted upon the unusual sight.

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  • On top of the tower is an unusual octagonal shingled spire.

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  • I am unusual in that I have a great lo ss - profound and have very clear speech.

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  • It was pitched at just the right level and won an unusual standing ovation, with all but UKIP's MEPs standing.

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  • There is no actual limit but it is most unusual for a rhymed stanza to exceed fourteen lines.

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  • Inside there is an unusual late medieval roof, a wooden font, a stone stoup and remnants of the screen.

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  • The terrace grill is an effortlessly stylish barbecue with an unusual contemporary design.

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  • The mounds are also unusual in that Lophelia appears to be growing on sand rather than a hard substratum.

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  • Basically, Forgotten Worlds is ' blessed ' with the most unusual control system I've seen in ages.

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  • She chose the prune, hijiki seaweed and black olive tapenade, which was very unusual, but just perfect.

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  • It is unusual in having a tarn adjacent to the trig pillar.

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  • A few unfamiliar faces had entered the tavern, that wasn't entirely unusual but a lone unfamiliar face ordered an unfamiliar drink.

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  • It is not unusual for couples to feel tense, nervous, excited or even tearful during the planning of their wedding.

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  • It is also unusual for the very fast tempi taken by the conductor.

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  • Its northern terminus is unusual - shouldn't the motorway continue straight over the top?

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  • Now it's Spanish-born Allan Lorca's turn with his " Tapas Round " tasting menu that includes an unusual paella terrine.

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  • Georgia has no unusual among los quot the wpt deeb Thor hansen.

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