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oddity

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishoddityodd‧i‧ty /ˈɒdəti $ ˈɑː-/ noun (plural oddities)  1 [countable]STRANGE a strange or unusual person or thing In a class of 120 students there were four women including myself, and I still felt rather an oddity.2 [countable, uncountable]STRANGE a strange quality in someone or something 60s fashions that are remembered for their oddity
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oddityHorton was considered an oddity by most eastern cognoscenti, and his school and company at best a noble experiment.A white buffalo is an animal oddity.The most successful of the human oddities, Taylor says, were those who could present their deformities as performance art.There are other examples of cultural evolution in birds and monkeys, but these are just interesting oddities.But, as with Herczeg s letter to the Reader, it is the last sentence that is the real oddity.Cairns and co focus on the oddities of human nature with a certain morbid curiosity.The oddity of the situation didn't seem to bother her at all.Their very oddity deterred him from doing so.
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