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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRANGE

Suddenly his countenance shone with a strange and impressive beauty.

Others thought this strange, but there was nothing strange about it to her.

Strange, by what slender threads our lives are knitted to each other!

Would he be strong or weak; and what would be weakness, and what strength, in a position so strange?

The steps suggested to meet this impending calamity were strange enough.

I'll tell you the strange story of Mary Reynolds on the way over.

She was like the falling of this starlight, pure, aloof, and strange and gentle.

Thou art a strange creature, said she; there is no withstanding thee.

Harriett felt nothing but a strange, solemn excitement and exaltation.

Is it that it seems a strange and hideous dream, from which we will awake and rub our eyes?

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "from elsewhere, foreign, unknown, unfamiliar," from Old French estrange (French étrange) "foreign, alien," from Latin extraneus "foreign, external," from extra "outside of" (see extra). Sense of "queer, surprising" is attested from late 14c. Stranger, attested from late 14c., never picked up the secondary sense of the adjective. As a form of address to an unknown person, it is recorded from 1817, American English rural colloquial. Meaning "one who has stopped visiting" is recorded from 1520s.

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