• What a peculiar doctor
    What a peculiar doctor
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv peculiarly in a manner differing from the usual or expected "had a curiously husky voice","he's behaving rather peculiarly"
    • adv peculiarly to a distinctly greater extent or degree than is common "he was particularly fussy about spelling","a particularly gruesome attack","under peculiarly tragic circumstances","an especially (or specially) cautious approach to the danger"
    • adv peculiarly uniquely or characteristically "these peculiarly cinematic elements","a peculiarly French phenomenon","everyone has a moment in history which belongs particularly to him"- John Knowles"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A jynx is a woodpecker, also know as the wryneck because of its peculiar habit of twisting its neck.
    • adv Peculiarly In a peculiar manner; particularly; in a rare and striking degree; unusually.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • peculiarly In a peculiar manner; in a manner not common to others; hence, in a remarkable or impressive degree; especially; particularly; strangely: as, he had made this subject peculiarly his own; she was very peculiarly attired.
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  • Abraham Lincoln
    “Every man is said to have his peculiar ambition.”
  • Jack Kerouac
    Jack Kerouac
    “It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.”
  • Grace Paley
    Grace Paley
    “All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad or peculiar.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    “Fidelity. A virtue peculiar to those who are about to be betrayed.”
  • Marcus T. Cicero
    “It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.”
  • John Updike
    “Government is either organized benevolence or organized madness; its peculiar magnitude permits no shading.”


In literature:

A peculiar kind of fence.
"Chatterbox, 1905." by Various
The terminal rounded cell secretes a peculiar scented oil that gives the plant its characteristic odor.
"Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany" by Douglas Houghton Campbell
And the argument is strengthened by the peculiar emphasis of the Master's words.
"Quiet Talks on Power" by S.D. Gordon
The bond between Paul and the church at Philippi was peculiarly close.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
With the phlegm peculiar to his race, the field-cornet sat down, and remained for a long time without speech or movement.
"The Bush Boys" by Captain Mayne Reid
Undoubtedly he had a peculiar, and pleasant, feeling of importance.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
This fashion I found to be peculiar to Boulogne and its promenade.
"Travels through the South of France and the Interior of Provinces of Provence and Languedoc in the Years 1807 and 1808" by Lt-Col. Pinkney
Suddenly, however, a peculiar sound was heard, as of a chain running out.
"In the Eastern Seas" by W.H.G. Kingston
As I entered I heard a peculiar, soft sound above the patter of the fountain.
"The Ape, the Idiot & Other People" by W. C. Morrow
My father is considered by many a very peculiar man.
"A Bid for Fortune" by Guy Boothby
This style of hair was not peculiar to Hreikie alone, but to the whole Hottentot race.
"Six Months at the Cape" by R.M. Ballantyne
But there was one thing which struck George as a peculiar thing.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Adventures on Strange Islands" by Roger Thompson Finlay
Peculiar Defect of Americans in this Respect.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
As he spoke, he glanced past her at the middle-aged maid, and surprised a peculiar expression on the face of the woman.
"The Brand of Silence" by Harrington Strong
What is this peculiar way in which the voice must be handled during the practice of singing?
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor
The certain consequence of this mental constitution is a peculiar liability to temptation.
"Harvard Classics Volume 28" by Various
Bergonzi was peculiar in this arrangement, and he seldom deviated from it.
"The Violin" by George Hart
The individuals of nearly each town, each village, have peculiar characteristics of their own.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
He was true to his own peculiar taste in novels.
"The Book-Hunter" by John Hill Burton
No political distinction prevailed in her assemblies, but the restored emigrants were peculiarly welcome.
"The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12." by E. Rameur

In poetry:

Come away,
Make this the day.
Dust, alas, no musick feels
But thy trumpet: then it kneels,
As peculiar notes and strains
Cure Tarantulaes raging pains.
"Dooms-Day" by George Herbert
And when beneath some lofty pine,
I muse on Nature's loveliness,
As oft it seems something divine,
Places a rare peculiar stress,
Of melody in the pines.
"My Delight" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Whene'er thou worshippest the Pow'r divine,
Let ev'ry one unto the room repair,
And that none there's indiff'rent or supine,
Do thou thyself take a peculiar care.
"Advice To Ev'ry Master Of A Family, To Govern His House In A Religious Manner" by Rees Prichard
"For the Snark's a peculiar creature, that won't
Be caught in a commonplace way.
Do all that you know, and try all that you don't:
Not a chance must be wasted to-day!
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
With the "aplomb" and "savoir faire"
Peculiar to Eastern races,
He took the secret then and there
(What, is not lawful to declare),
And thrust it rudely in their faces.
"The Disciples" by Aleister Crowley
"For the Snark's a peculiar creature, that wo'n't
Be caught in a commonplace way.
Do all that you know, and try all that you don't:
Not a chance must be wasted to-day!
"Fit The Fourth - The Hunting" by Lewis Carroll

In news:

We're 10 days from National Signing Day, and that peculiar type of person known as a "recruitnik" is like a 6-year-old counting down the days until Christmas.
A Victim of " Peculiarity ".
A peculiarity of the at the western terminus is that traffic already in the circle must yield to traffic entering the circle — the exact opposite of the usual rule.
Paris Hilton Acts Peculiarly at Art Basel Party.
Colin Moriarty has a peculiar video up at IGN.
But what a peculiar bunch of reasons he gives.
It's the start of deer-hunting season, a peculiar benefits quirk stemming from collective bargaining, corporate needs and Midwestern outdoors culture.
Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' is squirm -in-your chair good.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Anyone who has followed closely the debate over national health insurance has probably noticed some peculiar inconsistencies in Americans' attitudes toward the legislation.
In this edition of The Fishko Files, WNYC's Sara Fishko takes us back to one memorable version of Robin Hood that contains some peculiar twists of history and mystery.
Perhaps I shouldn't have been surprised when something peculiar happened in my seventh year as an editor at Orca Book Publishers.
Lee's Summit West's Drew Douglas, left, pivots to go after a loose ball with Belton's Arron Allmon during the Class 3, District 13 semifinal game Oct 29 at Raymore-Peculiar.
But there are other situations where the attempt to deal in sedatives is peculiarly unsuitable.
This isn't a romantic comedy about a sleepwalking man as much as it is a neat little horror movie about a peculiar strain of maybe-not-that-inadvertently bad boyfriend.

In science:

What is not general, but peculiar to models with a 5D description, is that the mass of b′ is related to the strength of the coupling of the elementary tR to the CFT: mb′ ∼ mρp1/2 − cu , see Fig. 4.
The Minimal Composite Higgs Model and Electroweak Precision Tests
A peculiar property shared by both classes is that observables are identical to all orders to the corresponding ones in a d − 2 thermal model .
Random field spin models beyond one loop: a mechanism for decreasing the lower critical dimension
Their peculiarity is that they all contain a cut with 5 particle-lines.
Tails of the dynamical structure factor of 1D spinless fermions beyond the Tomonaga approximation
This suggests that the choice for g (t) depends on a careful consideration of each application’s peculiarities.
A study of the edge-switching Markov-chain method for the generation of random graphs
There are some works which regard the properties of octonions and attempts to incorporate its peculiar feature in the construction of the theory, for example, such as “octonionic gauge theory” [11, 12].
Non-associative Gauge Theory
Although this picture might hold when V0 = 0, our results show that the system prefers some peculiar spatial periodicities (like the ones investigated here) that definitely take place at moderate V0 .
Bond-order modulated staggered flux phase for the $t{-}J$ model on the square lattice
It is not surprising that the low-redshift sample shows considerably more correlation because of the dominant role of peculiar velocity errors, which affect mB and BBV 0.6 identically.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
To estimate the intrinsic correlation it is necessary to subtract the effects of both the peculiar velocity and the correlations induced by the light-curve and CMAGIC fitting procedures.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
The correlation at low redshift is dominated by the peculiar velocity errors, and it is unclear how important this is in the context of the cosmological parameters.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
This simulation also incorporated the effects of redshift errors including the assumed peculiar velocity of 300 km s−1 .
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
The correlation of the low redshift sample is mostly explained by the effects of peculiar velocities.
Measurement of \Omega_m, \Omega_{\Lambda} from a blind analysis of Type Ia supernovae with CMAGIC: Using color information to verify the acceleration of the Universe
This would enhance the fraction of peculiar objects (e.g.
The Planetary Nebula population of the Sagittarius Dwarf Spheroidal Galaxy
Another peculiarity is that the violet wing of the λ1032 line was not so strongly absorbed in the wind medium as we observed later during the outburst.
Structure of the hot object in the symbiotic prototype Z And during its 2000-03 active phase
The star VY CMa is a late-type M supergiant with many peculiarities, mostly related to the intense circumstellar environment due to the star’s high mass-loss rate.
Bringing VY Canis Majoris Down to Size: An Improved Determination of Its Effective Tempeature
This peculiar shape transformation observed in Na58 can be examined by plotting deformation parameter εdef . εdef is defined as εdef = 2Q1/(Q2 + Q3 ) , where Q1 ≥ Q2 ≥ Q3 are eigenvalues of the quadrupole tensor Qij = PI RI iRI j with RI i being ith coordinate of ion I relative to the center of mass of the cluster.
Effect of geometric and electronic structures on the finite temperature behavior of Na$_{58}$, Na$_{57}$, and Na$_{55}$ clusters