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Of course, that was to be said, but strangely enough he meant it.

And yet the idea cleaves to me strangely, and is liable to stick to my shroud.

He felt also strangely afraid of the child, he could not have told why.

Why does he fling himself from his horse and stare so strangely about him?

When, at last, he spoke, his voice was a rumble of strangely shy pleasure.

There was something in all this which seemed to move Kate strangely.

How strangely the Past is peeping over the shoulders of the Present!

To see this reflection had a strangely disturbing effect on me.

Mainwaring at once saw that his visitor was strangely agitated and disturbed.

He made no immediate objection to this proposal, so strangely motived.

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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