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How strange and how unceasing are the anomalies of Irish life!

The ears of criminals and epileptics exhibit a number of anomalies.

After the incisors, the premolars show the greatest number of anomalies.

The anomalies of the present situation are in some cases amusing.

It is inevitable that the question should arise—Shall these anomalies be meddled with?

If not, let us hear no more of the anomalies of the Reform Bill.

Yet the expression of all these anomalies, though very grotesque, was not unpleasing.

Monaco, small and restricted as it is, is full of surprises and anomalies.

I remain in my domain, which is the human body, its functions, its anomalies.

All our squadrons are anomalies, and the squadron system should be broken up.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, from Latin anomalia, from Greek anomalia "inequality," noun of quality from anomalos "uneven, irregular," from an-, privative prefix, "not" (see an- (1)) + homalos "even," from homos "same" (see same).

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