Strange woman

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Strange woman (Script) a harlot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Strange woman a whore
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Quotations

  • Sir Hardy Amies
    Sir Hardy Amies
    “The best-dressed woman is one whose clothes wouldn't look too strange in the country.”
  • Lord Byron
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    “What a strange thing man is; and what a stranger thing woman.”
  • William M. Thackeray
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    “'Tis strange what a man may do, and a woman yet think him an angel.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. estrange (Fr. étrange)—L. extraneusextra, beyond.

Usage

In literature:

This sounds strange to a woman, and it's a poor excuse.
"Unleavened Bread" by Robert Grant
Your mother was a strange woman.
"Lewis Rand" by Mary Johnston
Then the countenance of this woman, whom the priest introduced to him as Madame Celeste Bavoil, was, strange to say, the least of it.
"The Cathedral" by Joris-Karl Huysmans
Strange to say, that woman had stayed there a couple of years after the baby was born.
"A Hoosier Chronicle" by Meredith Nicholson
Although Baucis was a very simple old woman, she could not help thinking that there was something rather strange going on.
"Young Folks Treasury, Volume 2 (of 12)" by Various
Is that a strange thing to a woman?
"Sevenoaks" by J. G. Holland
How strange to bring a sick woman away out of her room in her sleep!
"A Little Pilgrim" by Mrs. Oliphant
Strangely enough, I felt calm and happy in her presence; at home, as I had never been with any woman or girl before.
"Tramping on Life" by Harry Kemp
It was the very one she had dropped in the train, and which the strange woman noticed.
"Dorothy Dale's Queer Holidays" by Margaret Penrose
She was as strange an old woman as one could hope to see in a lifetime.
"Pepper & Salt" by Howard Pyle
What victory could be won over a strange ineradicable susceptibility to the sweetness, charm, mystery of a woman?
"The Day of the Beast" by Zane Grey
Was it strange that a woman had fallen before him?
"Bunker Bean" by Harry Leon Wilson
Is it not strange that woman will confide to the strange man, what she will not to the kindred woman?
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
It was surely a strange woman who spoke!
"The Lighted Way" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
On the 15th, some natives from up the river, brought us two strange Indians, a man and a woman.
"Narrative of a Voyage to the Northwest Coast of America in the years 1811, 1812, 1813, and 1814 or the First American Settlement on the Pacific" by Gabriel Franchere
At the first glance at this woman, Sulpice felt a strange emotion.
"His Excellency the Minister" by Jules Claretie
Aquila, seeing this haste, checked his horse's gait and fell back beside the strange woman.
"The City of Delight" by Elizabeth Miller
On reaching Brookleigh Hall, Lamh Laudher found the strange woman, Nell M'Collum, Connor's servant maid, and the carman awaiting his arrival.
"The Dead Boxer The Works of William Carleton, Volume Two" by William Carleton
A strange woman sat beside him, holding a small boy in her lap.
"Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance" by Frances Cavanah
It was evident this strange woman exercised an extraordinary influence over him.
"The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood" by Arthur Griffiths
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In poetry:

A woman longing to discern
Beyond the gleam of gold
A rush of memory, a sigh,
And Life's strange tale is told.
"Fancies" by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks
"How strange to think that you are mine,
Each little hair of your dear head,
And no one else's in the world—
How strange it is!" the woman said.
"Young Love" by Richard Le Gallienne
I lay in silence, dead. A woman came
And laid a rose upon my breast, and said,
"May God be merciful." She spoke my name,
And added, "It is strange to think him dead.
"Another Way" by Ambrose Bierce
Where wast thou born, Socicrates, and where,
In what strange country can thy parents live,
Who seem'st, by thy complaints, not yet aware
That want's a crime no woman can forgive?
"On Female Inconstancy (From The Greek)" by William Cowper
"Seek my son and find him, so he shall not miss
Me, his mother-comrade, through his length of days."
"Oh, but he would turn from a strange woman's kiss
And ask where his mother delays.
"A Colloquy: (For M. W.)" by Katharine Tynan
A woman dancing, or a world
Poised on one crystal foot afar,
In shining gulfs of silence whirled,
Like notes of the strange music are;
Small shape against another curled,
Or dancing dust that makes a star.
"The Lonely Dancer" by Richard Le Gallienne

In news:

Juno Temple plays Dottie, a strange child-woman, in Killer Joe.
Irish filmmaker George Clarke thinks he's stumbled across something rather strange: A film clip from a 1928 Charlie Chaplin film that appears to show a woman talking on a mobile phone.
One woman swears she never has, and her husband confirms this very strange admission.
But the woman whose name, phone and address was listed on the posts never knew about the online invitations until more than a dozen strange men showed up to her home, asking for sex, according to court records.
The strange mystery behind an 80-year-old Hubbardston woman's 2006 death, ultimately ruled a homicide, is the subject of an upcoming Investigation Discovery episode.
Zac Efron's walk across the US to find a woman he's never met is strangely little more than a side note, while the main storyline is riddled with inconsistencies.
A strange story out of Florida involving a man, a woman, shaving cream and tomato sauce.
YouTube A Middlesex Borough woman was filmed by her son doing a strange dance in her kitchen while sleepwalking .
In her first collection of short fiction, Johnson (The Fox Woman) covers strange, beautiful, and occasionally disturbing territory without ever missing a beat.
The woman was strange looking, almost cartoonish.
Owners of the Emma Jones Home have reported strange noises, moving furniture and even seeing the ghost of an elderly woman in the attic windows.
A Rotorua woman who claims she was kidnapped and raped by two men who offered her a ride had no qualms about getting into cars with strange men, a court has been told.
It's a strange time to be a woman.
Earlier this year, the TV show 'My Strange Addiction' (Wednesdays on TLC) featured a woman who has one of the strangest addictions we have ever seen.
For some strange reason, this woman allows a chipmunk – who she insists is alive, and does seem to be moving a bit – to sleep upside down in her hair.
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