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As it is, the churches in question are often more bizarre than really beautiful.

The details of the case brought against this woman accused of witchcraft reveal the more bizarre medical practices of the time.

He wished that her personality were more bizarre so that he might regard his past acts as mad rather than commonplace.

Back of the possibility lies the fact that the more bizarre phases of life are somewhat accidental and not very inclusive.

There is a belief among detectives that the more bizarre and amazing the clues are, the easier the deduction therefrom.

Their themes are not more bizarre, it must be confessed, than some of the topics announced for the orthodox churches.

It must have seemed to them originality strained to the point of eccentricity 103 and more bizarre than effective.

As a rule, said Holmes, the more bizarre a thing is the less mysterious it proves to be.

And quite suddenly there was framed in one of them a figure more exotic, more bizarre, than any of our maskers had been.

What could have been more bizarre than an Azurian princess holding court upon the edge of a Florida prairie?

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from French bizarre "odd, fantastic" (16c.), originally "handsome, brave," perhaps from Basque bizar "a beard" (the notion being of bearded Spanish soldiers making a strange impression on the French); alternative etymology traces it to Italian bizarro "angry, fierce, irascible," from bizza "fit of anger."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.