outlandish


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Last Sunday when I found seraphim in the dictionary I was ashamed I had made it serrafim but seraphim is not a word you can guess at like another long one outlandish in this letter which spells itself.
I imagine them wandering about the streets, telling the townspeople, in outlandish, unintelligible words, that no earthly affliction ever equalled what had befallen them.
We passed two vessels, outlandish and high-sterned, sleeping at anchor, and, approaching the light, now very dim, ran the boat's nose against the end of a jutting wharf.
A torrent of words was poured into the enigmatical, the fateful silence; outlandish, angry words, mixed with words and even whole sentences of good English, less strange but even more surprising.
I see it now --the wide sweep of the bay, the glittering sands, the wealth of green infinite and varied, the sea blue like the sea of a dream, the crowd of attentive faces, the blaze of vivid color--the water reflecting it all, the curve of the shore, the jetty, the high-sterned outlandish craft float- ing still, and the three boats with tired men from the West sleeping unconscious of the land and the people and of the violence of sunshine.
The truth was, that the little Puritans, being of the most intolerant brood that ever lived, had got a vague idea of something outlandish, unearthly, or at variance with ordinary fashions, in the mother and child, and therefore scorned them in their hearts, and not unfrequently reviled them with their tongues.
PEOPLE from one of the world's most isolated jungle tribes pose for the camera - giving the world a glimpse of their outlandish customs and beliefs.
The President must avoid outlandish and provocative statements with detrimental consequences.
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Asked if more moderate left-wing voters might be put off Green policies they see as outlandish, Ms Bennett replied: "I don't think saying we will listen to the evidence is in any way outlandish.
So too falling over the ball when attempting an outlandish piece of skill.
All of this would have been so outlandish to our ancestors.